FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2005
Emily Ryan
Jemarion Jones
(202) 639-6419

AFGE, Rep. DeFazio, Transportation Groups Promote Ways to Strengthen TSA, Retain Use of Federal Screeners

Categories: News & Publications , Washington, D.C. , D.C. Government

Who:
AFGE National President John Gage
Justin Rooney, federal screener, Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Kim Kraynak, federal screener, Pittsburgh International Airport
Professional Airways Systems Specialists National President Tom Brantley
National Aviation Disaster Alliance/Foundation Vice President Cindy Sterle

What:
Will join together to release AFGE’s white paper on empowering airport screeners

Where:
National Press Club

When:
Wednesday, May 18; 1 p.m.

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) will release a recently-commissioned white paper analyzing the problems besetting TSA and proposing effective solutions. Among other issues, the white paper includes findings on the dangers of opting out and lack of screener rights.

AFGE National President John Gage will be joined by federal airport screeners Justin Rooney and Kim Kraynak, who will offer a first-hand account of the difficulties faced by screeners, including the need for better training and for collective bargaining rights.

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