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2014-03-13 12:25:20

BAYSIDE, N.Y., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first annual "Hollywood Heals: Spotlight on Tourette Syndrome" hosted by the national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) was an incredible success, with over 400 guests gathering at the Conga Room at LA Live on February 27. Incredible awareness was raised for the Association and the misunderstood, life tormenting disorder, Tourette Syndrome. The event also raised much needed funds for TSA's research and support programs....

2013-11-04 16:20:39

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the recent tragedy at the Los Angeles International Airport, where one Transportation Security Officer was killed and two others were injured, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement: "AFGE is committed to ensuring that a tragedy like this never happens again. But the sad truth is that our TSA officers are subject to daily verbal assaults and far too...

2013-08-01 16:21:44

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The union representing over 45,000 Transportation Security Officers today blasted TSA critics on Capitol Hill for trying to sensationalize the report's findings. The American Federation of Government Employees said the report itself found that only a tiny fraction of the huge workforce was involved in any misconduct, and fewer still have been involved in misconduct that had any relation to security. In a statement, AFGE National...

2013-05-15 08:29:31

National Tourette Syndrome Association partners with Congress to support children and adults living with this challenging neurological disorder and its related conditions BAYSIDE, N.Y., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To kick off Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month (May 15-June 15), the national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) is pleased to announce the establishment of a timely and unprecedented bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on Tourette Syndrome. This important...

2013-03-23 12:20:04

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today expressed strong opposition to a provision within the Senate-passed budget resolution, which immediately doubles, and eventually triples the TSA passenger security tax on the backs of the airlines, passengers and shippers, who collectively paid a record $2.3 billion in TSA taxes and fees last year and already pay more than their fair share of...

2013-03-12 12:21:41

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement regarding a change in the Transportation Security Administration's Prohibited Items List. "Any knife, regardless of blade size, can be used as a weapon. TSA has created a situation where TSOs will be required to discern the length and width of a knife blade in a very short period of time. Disagreements over the TSOs'...

2012-12-27 05:03:56

Following an article about the TSA not showing up to a hearing on terminating the TSA, Surf Patch released a statement on the news. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 On December 26, 2012, travel company Surf Patch released a statement following a New York Times article by Joe Sharkey, regarding the TSA skipping out on a hearing about terminating the TSA so passengers can flyclear of hassle. According to the New York Times article, the TSA chose not to attend a hearing regarding the...

2012-08-15 10:20:11

BOSTON, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "When TSA officers at Logan International were accused of racial profiling recently, civil rights defenders saw the complaints as a 'gotcha' moment, while others excused profiling entirely," says antiterrorism expert Todd McGhee, co-founder of Protecting the Homeland Innovations, LLC (PHI) in Braintree, Mass (www.phitraining.com). McGhee is troubled over Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) profiling charges. The 24-year veteran...

2012-07-23 10:21:33

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in cooperation with the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and Airlines for America (A4A), today announced plans for the second phase of the industry's Known Crewmember (KCM) initiative, offering expedited security screening to verified flight attendants employed by U.S.-based airlines. (Logo:...

2012-05-23 10:21:20

Senate Instruction for TSA to Extend Expedited Security Screening to All Flight Attendants WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veda Shook, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union, issued a statement after the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security responded to AFA advocacy and directed the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to include Flight Attendants in the...