Encourage ALL your co-workers to join and support the union. STRONG MEMBERSHIP says a lot..
Jump on the union train, JOIN and support your union!
Having a strong membership impacts everything a union does. Management is more responsive when employees stand united as members. TSOs who don't join AFGE signal to TSA management that their workplace life is just fine and no change is needed. If fighting for your federal careers and privatization of your airport, as well as GS pay scale is important to you. Then JOIN your union. YOUR union, AFGE will be the only entity who is going to FIGHT for your careers.
Make a pledge to yourself to sign up a new member today. If you're not yet a member, don't wait another day to make a difference!
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released a new Management Directive (MD 1100.33-2) which could have an effect on you, as an employee of TSA. The directive provides TSA policy and procedures regarding Management-Initiated Fitness-for-Duty evaluations. The directive applies to TSA employees occupying positions with medical requirements. TSA management at your airport will be using this MD to determine your medical fitness for duty.
Management-Initiated Fitness-for-Duty Evaluation: Management initiated medical assessment and/or examination used to assess an employee's physical and psychological ability to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of his/her position. A Management-Initiated Fitness-for-Duty evaluation may include medical inquiries, requests for and review of medical documentation, consultation with the employee's health care provider, and/or medical examination, as appropriate.
More than 85% of TSA officers voted to approve ratification of a new tentative collective bargaining agreement between AFGE and TSA. The new agreement will be implemented 30 days after December 8, 2016.
Several articles have not been agreed upon including rules for the pay-for-performance system, awards, grievances, arbitrations, and investigations. A panel of independent arbitrators will decide the outcome of the outstanding articles.
AFGE will continue to advocate for you within the agency and fight to make sure your concerns are heard on Capitol Hill.
This summer you showed your professionalism when air travel was at a record high- and you did it all while your rights on the job hung in limbo. Thank you for your determination and commitment to keeping the public safe.
Now, more than ever
Every day, public servants like us work hard to provide good government to all Americans. We keep our military prepared, our veterans healthy, our communities safe, and so much more. Together as a union family, we form the backbone of our country's shared prosperity and success.
But not everyone feels that way. Too often we are blamed by politicians, pundits, and even some of those we serve.
The truth is, we contribute so much to making our country great. And it's time that we stood strong, together, to make sure that our good work continues.