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TSA and AFGE Ratify Collective Bargaining Agreement

Friday, November 9, 2012
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TSA Public Affairs
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WASHINGTON– The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has ratified a collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The agreement will cover approximately 44,000 TSA employees and will take effect on Dec. 9, 2012

“The completion of today’s agreement between TSA and AFGE is a milestone in our relationship with our workforce and AFGE," said TSA Administrator John S. Pistole. “Together, we will continue to secure our nation's transportation systems and keep the traveling public safe.”

The collective bargaining agreement will be implemented 30 days from the date of ratification and will remain in effect for a period of three years.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of September 11, 2001, to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. Today, TSA secures the nation’s airports and screens all commercial airline passengers and baggage. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security. TSA’s workforce is comprised of approximately 50,000 frontline officers who screen approximately 1.8 million travelers each day at more than 450 airports nationwide.

For more information about TSA’s Determination on Transportation Security Officers and Collective Bargaining please click here.

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