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TSOs Discover Record Number of Firearms

January 26, 2015

TSA officers are doing an outstanding job protecting the flying public. In 2014 alone, TSOs discovered a record 2,212 firearms in carry-on bags at airports across the country; a whopping 22% increase from 2013. Of the guns confiscated by officers, more than 80% were loaded.

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Categories: TSA

SAG-AFTRA Honors Union Members in Film, Television

January 25, 2015

Did you know that the SAG-AFTRA awards is the only televised award show of, by, and for union members? SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) is a labor union representing more than 160,000 film, radio, television performers and journalists worldwide. 

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Categories: Member Benefits, Labor

Social Security to Expand Field Office Hours

January 22, 2015

The Social Security Administration (SSA) this week announced it plans to expand hours at its field offices nationwide. A field office that’s usually open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will now remain open until 4 p.m on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

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Categories: SSA, Retirees

Supreme Court Rules against TSA

January 22, 2015

The Supreme Court ruled against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) this week in the whistleblower case of Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean.  

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Categories: TSA

California Lawmaker Wants to Get Rid of Cheapest Workforce – 120,000 Feds

January 22, 2015

The Department of Defense, the largest federal agency, has three workforces: military, civilian, and contractor. The civilian workforce is the cheapest, often two to three times cheaper than contractors doing the same work. If anyone wants to reduce the number of workers, citing fiscal constraints, you’d think he/she would target the most expensive workforce, right? Not Rep. Ken Calvert of California.

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Categories: DoD

AFGE Honors Dr. King

January 15, 2015

Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. means recognizing and uplifting the humanity of our neighbor. Dr. King dedicated his life to the service of others. Through relentless activism, community outreach and an unwavering determination in the fight for equality, Dr. King is memorialized in our nation’s history.

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Categories: Civil Rights

AFGE Wins against TSA’s Inappropriate AWOL Charge

January 15, 2015

Thanks to AFGE’s outstanding representation, an arbitrator recently reversed a charge of absence without leave (AWOL) against a Newark Airport TSA officer who was unable to get to work because of a severe snowstorm and mass transit issues.

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Categories: TSA

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