TSA Union to Celebrate Los Angeles TSA Employees at Friday Solidarity Event
Local labor activists to show support for AFGE and its TSA members
LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The American Federation of Government Employees, the union for Transportation Security Officers (TSO) in Los Angeles, throughout California and across the country, will show its gratitude for the TSA workforce with a Solidarity Event March 18 at LAX airport. AFGE National President John Gage will be on hand for the event.
“In appreciation of their hard work and commitment to protecting this nation, AFGE would publicly like to say ‘thank you’ to every TSO, and in particular, those in Los Angeles,” AFGE National President Gage said.
AFGE’s Solidarity Events will be attended by AFGE leaders and activists, as well as members of the AFL-CIO and its affiliate unions.
After a nine-year battle to secure workplace protections for Transportation Security Administration employees, AFGE on Feb. 4 applauded TSA Administrator Pistole for affirming collective bargaining rights and praised TSOs across the country for their unwavering commitment and tenacity in fighting for collective bargaining rights to be settled.
AFGE also is in an election for exclusive union representation at TSA. One year ago, AFGE filed a petition with the Federal Labor Relations Authority for exclusive union representation at TSA, and that election began March 9 and runs through April 19.
TSOs in Los Angeles are part of AFGE Local 1234, which covers airports in California, Arizona, Hawaii and Nevada.
AFGE is the only union to represent TSOs since the agency’s inception, and currently has more than 12,000 dues-paying members in 40 AFGE TSA Locals across the country. With more than 265,000 dues-paying members in more than 75 federal and D.C. government agencies, AFGE is the single largest federal employee union in the country.
For more information, please visit www.TSAUnion.com or www.TSAUnionElection.com.
AFGE Local 1234
AFGE National President John Gage
Friday, March 18, Noon-6 p.m.; Los Angeles International Airport, Daily Grill (in the Tom Bradley International Terminal)
AFGE is the largest federal employee union representing 625,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia, including tens of thousands of DHS employees in Border Patrol, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Coast Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, FEMA, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Federal Protective Service, Office of Immigration Statistics and TSA.
SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees