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Can We Fix High Turnover at TSA? Yes! Here’s How

June 03, 2019

At a recent House Homeland Security Committee hearing about pressing issues at the Transportation Security Administration, everyone agreed that the turnover rates at TSA are way too high and TSA officers’ pay is too low. Something needs to be done if we are to protect our aviation safety and the safety and well-being of our workforce.

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Categories: TSA, The Insider

Lawmakers Urge TSA to Return to Negotiating Table with Union

May 13, 2019

Democratic representatives on the House Committee on Homeland Security sent a letter to TSA Administrator David Pekoske expressing concerns over Pekoske’s refusal to say for certain during a recent congressional hearing whether he would negotiate a new contract with TSA officers. The current collective bargaining agreement between AFGE and TSA expires in December.

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Categories: TSA, The Insider

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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Categories: TSA, Privatization, The Insider

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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