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Lawmakers Reject Efforts to Privatize Air Traffic Control System

October 09, 2018

The bipartisan bill funds the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for five years and rejects proposals to privatize the agency’s Air Traffic Control function. The legislation also reauthorizes the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for three years and creates, for the first time, an AFGE and TSA management committee to examine the TSA personnel system— including appeal rights to the Merit Systems Protection Board and grievance procedures.

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America Before Social Security

August 06, 2018

Eighty-three years ago, on Aug. 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act as a safeguard "against the hazards and vicissitudes of life." Today, Social Security single-handedly keeps 22 million Americans out of poverty. We are better off today because generations before us demanded that our government do something to save us from poverty as we enter old age.

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Airport Authority Votes to Return Orlando Airport to Pre-9/11 Era

March 05, 2018

Orlando is the number 1 tourist destination in the country but its airport authority is putting the lives of kids and adults at risk. The Greater Orlando Airport Authority voted to return Orlando International Airport to the pre-9/11 era, where airport security was in the hands of low-paid private screeners with little training and high turnover.

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