AFGE Represents TSO at First DRB Hearing

AFGElastmonthrepresentedaTransportationSecurityOfficeratthefirsteverDisciplinaryReviewBoardhearing,whichwasalsorequestedbytheboarditself.ThecaseinvolvedaMinneapolisTSOwhowasforcedtoresignafterbeingtoldshewouldbefiredoveranaccusationshedenied.TheforcedresignationeffectivelystrippedtheTSOofthedueprocessshewasentitledto.Theboard'sfirsthearinginitsthree-yearhistorywasheadedbyDRBDirectorJ.JeremiahMahoney,whoservedasthehearingofficer.AnattorneyfromAFGE'sOfficeoftheGeneralCounselrepresentedtheTSOattheMinnesotahearing.Theboard'sdecisionisexpectedinthenextfewweeks.

"ThisistheveryfirstDRBhearingsincethecreationofTSAanditwasanAFGEattorneywhodefendedtheTSObeforetheBoard,"saidAFGEPresidentJohnGage."Lettherebenodoubtthatourunionhasbeentherefromthebeginning,buildingtheexpertiseandpushingtheenvelopeinthepursuitofprofessionalrepresentationforTSOsatthejobsite."

InanothercasebeforetheDRB,aLeadTSOatJohnF.KennedyInternationalAirportinNewYorkwasrecentlyreturnedtowork.Inthiscase,basedonstrongargumentsmadebyanattorneyfromAFGE'sOfficeoftheGeneralCounsel,theboardfoundthattheTSOshouldbereinstatedwithallapplicablebackpayandbenefitstohispositionattheairport.TheLTSOwasinitiallyremovedinMarchforfour"DoesNotMeetStandards"ratingsinfourPASSsubcomponents,twoofwhichhavebeenremovedfromthe2008PASSevaluationprogram.
AFGEistheONLYunionwithyearsofexperienceinrepresentingTSOsattheworksite.Whileeverycasecannotbewon,AFGEtakethepositionthatwhatevercanbedone,willbedone.TSOsshouldbemindfulaboutwhoapproachesyouaboutunionmembership.ALLUNIONSARENOTEQUAL.Whenitcomestothethingsthatmattertoyou--dignityonthejob,fairworkingconditions,qualifiedunionrepresentatives--ACCEPTNOSUBSTITUTE!JOINAFGEtodayandbecomepartofthefastinggrowingTSOforceinthenation.

CalltheAFGEHotlineat1-866-392-6832ifyouneedtorequestrepresentation.Atthetimeofyourcall,pleasebepreparedtoforwardallappropriatedocumentationsuchasletters,notices,anddoctor'snotesatthetimeyoufileyourrequestforrepresentation.It'sveryimportantthatAFGEhasacompletepictureofyourcaseinordertoimproveourchancesofbeingsuccessful.


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