TSA Workers Begin Voting On Exclusive Union Representative | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 02.23.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.20.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 02.23.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.20.15

Fri, Mar 11, 2011

TSA Workers Begin Voting On Exclusive Union Representative

Tabulation To Begin April 20th

Some 44,000 Transportation Security Administration employees at airports across the country began voting Wednesday on a proposal to elect the American Federation of Government Employees as their exclusive union representative. Voting will take place from March 9 to April 19, with the results being tabulated beginning April 20. The election is being conducted online and via telephone with each voter receiving a personal ID and PIN number.

As voting got underway, AFGE National President John Gage issued the following statement:

"There is one reason we are in an election today, and that is AFGE. This election is only possible because of the innovative, outside-the-box thinking of AFGE. Only AFGE had the insight to file a petition for a union election prior to the affirmation of collective bargaining rights.

"Everyone, including the Treasury union, questioned our decision to file an election petition without first having collective bargaining rights, but it doesn't take a genius now to see the wisdom in that decision. The bargaining rights were affirmed by the TSA administrator in February, at which point the election already had been called for. Now, we are able to immediately settle the question of representation, which means that AFGE will be poised to begin negotiations immediately after winning the election.

"AFGE leaders, activists and staff have been visiting airports throughout the country for the past two weeks and one thing is clear: TSOs are ready to vote overwhelmingly for AFGE. From the beginning, only AFGE has stood by TSOs. Only AFGE took on the most powerful government in the world and would not accept that TSOs could not have a voice at work. Only AFGE never gave up. We have carried this fight alone.

"I am particularly proud of AFGE's diversity, our union democracy, and our bottom-up emphasis that keeps our rank-and-file members first and foremost."

FMI: www.TSAUnionElection.com

Advertisement

More News

FAA Certifies Continental IO-360-AF Alternative Fuel Engine

Flight Design Scheduled For The First Delivery Of The New Powerplant The FAA has granted type certification to Continental Motors Group for its IO-360-AF (Alternative Fuel) engine.>[...]

Airborne 02.25.15: Orion Data, ALPA OPines On UAS, Blakey's New Gig

Also: Rutan Celebration, Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, Prince Harry, 1300th PC-12, Malaysian Pipers, Chalet Suzanne Auction NASA’s Orion spacecraft continues on the agency&rsquo>[...]

Airborne 02.25.15: Orion Data, ALPA OPines On UAS, Blakey's New Gig

Also: Rutan Celebration, Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, Prince Harry, 1300th PC-12, Malaysian Pipers, Chalet Suzanne Auction NASA’s Orion spacecraft continues on the agency&rsquo>[...]

Airborne 02.24.15: Becker ADS-B Tracking, TTD Elections, ADS-B Experimental News

Also: Antarctic Balloon, Royal Albanian Team?, A400M Refuel, A4A Joins UAV Program, AFASF Standdown, WAI Award Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that Transport Canada in>[...]

AD: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2015-04-05 PRODUCT: Certain Sikorsky Model S-76A, B, C, and D helicopters.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC