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December 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Federation of Government Employees, the union for Transportation Security Administration workers nationwide, will hold a press conference Dec. 20 to call on TSA Administrator John Pistole to immediately afford TSA employees the basic due process rights all other federal employees are granted.

“TSA refuses to allow its employees the same due process rights afforded to other federal employees, including those at TSA’s head agency, the Department of Homeland Security,” AFGE National President John Gage said. “You’d think at an agency that just ranked 232 out of 242 as the best federal agencies to work, securing a collective bargaining agreement and moving toward a more content workforce with at least a reasonable attrition rate would be more of a priority.”

In congressional testimony in February, Pistole himself admitted that TSA “ranks poorly” on employee morale and said that there was a “great deal of frustration” among workers for inconsistent policies and procedures. He further added that a collective bargaining agreement could help relieve those issues.

Who: American Federation of Government Employees

What: Press conference to insist on a fair workplace at TSA

Where: AFL-CIO headquarters, 815 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.; Gompers Room*

When: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m.

Call in: (888) 363-4734; participant code, 4694648

*All attendees must have photo identification to enter the AFL-CIO building

AFGE is the largest federal employee union representing 625,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia, including 44,000 in 47 AFGE Locals at the Transportation Security Administration. www.TSAunion.com

SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees

Source: PR Newswire