Washington, D.C.- Members of AFGE TSA Council 100, which represents Transportation Security Officers, thank the U.S. Congress for including approximately $398 million in funds to improve pay equity for staff at the Transportation Security Administration in the 2023 omnibus spending bill.
AFGE Council 100 strongly encourages members of the House and Senate to support the bipartisan spending bill, including this crucial increase in funding for America’s Transportation Security Officers. TSOs are some of the lowest-paid federal employees in the country, hampering the agency with low retention rates and recruiting difficulties that can be partially addressed with this new appropriation.
The funds will be directly allocated to TSA leadership to implement pay reforms. This holiday season has shown both how vital the work TSOs do is and how glaringly understaffed the agency is – driven in large part by substandard pay. That’s why AFGE Council 100 members are imploring TSA Administrator David Pekoske to overhaul TSO pay as quickly and responsibly as possible.
Leaders of TSA Council 100 are available to speak to interested reporters/outlets about the proposed pay increase. Please reach out with any questions and interview requests to Michael Newberger, Communications Specialist with AFGE at (202) 702-2724 or at [email protected]