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2011-07-12 13:06:00

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, expressed its commitment to continue to work cooperatively with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as it works to implement a risk-based security regime and deliver a more efficient and cost-effective system. "Effective, efficient security is vital to the U.S. airline industry in fulfilling our central role in...

2011-07-12 11:55:00

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?nid=53&sid=2449813 WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn more about the nation's debt crisis. The show, which originally aired on Friday, July 8, is now available on demand. U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) discussed consequences of exceeding the debt ceiling and why a short-term deal must be avoided. Edwards also addressed the impact cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social...

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2011-07-07 06:00:00

According to U.S. officials, the government has warned airlines that terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into people in an attempt to get past screening procedures. Nicholas Kimball, spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), told the Los Angeles Times that passengers flying to the U.S. could now face even tougher screening measures. "These measures are designed to be unpredictable, so passengers should not expect to see the same activity at...

2011-07-05 15:30:00

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?nid=53&sid=2442282  WASHINGTON, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" as the union prepares to negotiate a contract for Transportation Security Officers (TSOs). The show, which originally aired on Friday, July 1, is now available on demand. AFGE National President John Gage discussed the union's historic win in the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) union election and the next...

2011-06-29 16:20:00

Union ready to move into contract negotiations WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than one week after winning an election at the Transportation Security Administration, the American Federation of Government Employees today was certified by the Federal Labor Relations Authority as the exclusive union representative for a bargaining unit of 44,000 TSA workers. "We are very pleased that the FLRA moved swiftly to certify AFGE so that we can immediately move toward...

2011-06-27 11:08:00

61% of Leisure Travelers, 75% of Business Travelers Want Trusted Traveler Program; Nearly Half of Air Travelers Willing to Pay up to $150 Annual Fee for Less Hassle WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey shows significant majorities of frequent business and leisure travelers would pay up to $150 to enroll in a trusted traveler program. The U.S. Travel Association recently recommended that a trusted traveler program be put in place for domestic air travelers, and...

2011-06-22 06:35:00

STAMFORD, Conn., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PSSR) announced today that it has been awarded a one-year, $2.9 million contract extension with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for PASSUR's program, which provides air traffic management and aviation security solutions in support of the FAA's joint role with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). "We are pleased to continue our partnership with the FAA and TSA, providing...

2011-06-02 18:26:00

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees--the union for Transportation Security Administration workers nationwide--today expressed outrage at House members who voted to strip from TSA workers the right to collectively bargain by passing an amendment by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) to the House DHS Appropriations Bill. AFGE said it would continue to fight any similar amendment in the Senate. The Rokita amendment (to the House DHS...

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2011-05-25 13:50:00

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Tuesday that new tests of full-body scanners deployed at airports found that the radiation they emit was within acceptable levels. The machines have been deployed at dozens of airports to thwart attacks on the U.S. aviation system, which has continued to be a prime target of al Qaeda militants. "The latest reports confirm previous testing and show that every backscatter unit currently used for passenger screening in U.S. airports is...

2011-05-23 12:24:00

Local labor activists to show support for AFGE in TSA union election MILWAUKEE, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees, the union for Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) in Milwaukee, throughout Wisconsin, and across the country, will be joined by Milwaukee labor organizations to show support and gratitude for the TSA workforce with two solidarity events May 24 at General Mitchell Airport. "In appreciation of their hard work and...


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