Flight Attendant Union Applauds AFGE and TSA On First Labor Agreement
Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today commended the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) on reaching their first labor agreement with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The agreement covers 45,000 Transportation Security Officers (TSO).
“We congratulate our allies in aviation security on achieving an historic first contract that secures their rights and improves working conditions. As aviation’s first responders, Flight Attendants depend on the professionalism and expertise of our nation’s Transportation Security Officers every day. It is important that TSOs have a strong voice at work to help promote the best conditions for security of air travel.
“For years, TSOs across the country fought for the right to have basic workplace protections provided through a legally-binding contract. AFGE never wavered in their support for these dedicated professionals in order to secure collective bargaining rights though strong union representation.”
“We praise both AFGE and TSA for their continued dedication to making our skies safer and to our nation’s transportation infrastructure,” said AFA International President Veda Shook.
AFGE is AFA’s sister affiliate through the AFL-CIO.
The Association of Flight Attendants is the world’s largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for over 65 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 21 airlines come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.