TSA officers at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport on Wednesday staged a protest demanding new security measures to protect passengers and employees in airport security screening areas.
The officers, who are also AFGE members, were calling for a new unit of armed law enforcement officers within TSA to protect checkpoints in the aftermath of the recent New Orleans Airport attack and the tragic 2013 shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.
“We come to work every day to protect our skies and keep our country safe from individuals who want to inflict harm on the flying public,” said AFGE Local 778 President Vaughn Glenn. “Now the TSOs themselves are becoming targets of violence, and we need to be prepared before the next tragedy strikes.”
The rally was covered extensively by the local media. Check it out here, here, here, here, here, and here.