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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

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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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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TSO Raises his “Voice”

November 20, 2014

Reality show contestants have all sorts of day jobs – waiting tables, working in cubicles, and waiting for their big break. For “The Voice” top-10 finalist and AFGE member Damien Lawson, his job is more unexpected: he’s a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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Categories: TSA

TSO Raises his “Voice”

November 20, 2014

Reality show contestants have all sorts of day jobs – waiting tables, working in cubicles, and waiting for their big break. For “The Voice” top-10 finalist and AFGE member Damien Lawson, his job is more unexpected: he’s a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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Categories: TSA

Minimizing Risk of Ebola Exposure for Employees at Points of Entry

October 10, 2014

In response to the recent Ebola crisis and the heightened risk for Transportation Security Officers, Border Patrol agents and other federal employees, AFGE is urging the government to take all necessary measures to protect the public and government employees stationed at the U.S. ports of entry and other sites from potential exposure to the Ebola virus.

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Categories: TSA, DHS, Border Patrol

Appeal Board Rejects TSA's Bogus Charges against TSO/Union Activist

July 01, 2014

It's not a secret that the Transportation Security Administration is one of the most anti-worker agencies in the federal government. Airport managers break their own rules and regularly refuse to comply with the labor-management contract. But TSA in Norfolk, Virginia, took ridiculousness to a whole new level.

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Categories: TSA

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