Flight Attendant Union Applauds TSO Decision to Join AFGE

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook today issued the following statement of support for the nation's Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) in their selecting union representation with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE):

"We congratulate our fellow aviation security professionals on their decision to have a strong voice at work. The training and expertise of the thousands of TSOs across the country play a vital role in aviation security. As safety professionals, Flight Attendants count on TSOs every day to ensure a secure work environment and safe travels for passengers.

"When workers have the ability to engage in fair union elections, free from interference and intimidation, democracy prevails and they are able to gain a strong voice in the workplace. AFGE has been the voice for Transportation Security Administration employees since the agency’s inception in 2001 and will continue to assist TSOs through union representation on the front lines of maintaining aviation security."

For over 65 years, the Association of Flight Attendants has been the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill. Nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 21 airlines come together to form AFA, the world's largest Flight Attendant union. AFA is part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.

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