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Statement by TSA Administrator John S. Pistole

Thursday, June 23, 2011

“The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has completed the initial counting of the ballots in the runoff union election at TSA. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has received a majority of the ballots that were cast. The results remain preliminary until they are certified by the FLRA.

As always, the safety of the flying public is our top priority and TSA simply will not negotiate on security-related matters. Once the FLRA certifies the final election results, we hope and expect that the elected union will join us to continue to further strengthen performance and support TSA employees as they carry out our vital security mission.”