Union offers backing to airport screeners

March 06, 2003

The American Federation of Government Employees anticipates up to 200 screeners working for the federal Transportation Security Administration in Pittsburgh soon will join the union's newly formed TSA local based in Washington. Thirteen screeners formed the local on Monday.

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U.S. government is becoming government by contract

March 01, 2003

Increasingly, Washington is turning to contractors to do tasks both menial and major: testing soil, managing national laboratories, supporting troops, running Indian schools, opening tax returns, and much more. The privatization of government is sizable and spread across the bureaucracy.

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