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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...

2011-05-17 11:45:00

Clark and NFLPA back AFGE in union election at TSA PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh Steeler and National Football League Players Association player representative Ryan Clark on Wednesday will tell Transportation Security Officers in Pittsburgh to vote for the American Federation of Government Employees in an upcoming union election at TSA. Only AFGE has been endorsed by the NFLPA in its effort to make TSA a fair, balanced and safe workplace, and to bring a...

2011-04-20 13:23:00

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today received the most votes but not a majority in an election for exclusive union representation at the Transportation Security Administration, and according to Federal Labor Relations Authority election rules will go into a runoff election against the National Treasury Employees Union. The first election results were AFGE 8369, Treasury 8095, and no union 3111. AFGE National President...

2011-04-11 10:12:00

MTI's Butterworth and Jenkins created terrorism attack database, plus briefings for TSA's bomb appraisal officers. SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has won the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science & Technology Impact Award for 2010 for taking its academic research to the front lines of the fight against terrorism. DHS recognized MTI for developing and then using its unique database of terrorist and...


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