TSA, union reach deal on labor agreement


TheTransportationSecurityAdministration
anditsunionstruckadealThursdayfor
theagency’sfirstcollectivebargaining
agreement.

TheAmericanFederationofGovernment
Employeesdidnotreleasedetailsonthe
contract.AFGEsaiditwillsubmitthe
agreementtoTSA’s45,000bargainingunit
employeesforratificationinthenextfew
weeks.

AFGEsaiditbegannegotiatingthecontract
inJanuaryandfinisheditin“amarathon
bargainingsession”thatendedat3a.m.
Thursday.

TSAscreenersnarrowlychoseAFGEoverits
rival,theNationalTreasuryEmployees
Union,by456votesinanelectionlast
June.

TSAAdministratorJohnPistolegranted
limitedcollectivebargainingrightsto
screenersinFebruary2011,buthesaidhe
wouldnotallowunionstobargainover
securityissues.


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