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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.
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The Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act, also known as H.R. 4488, would put TSOs on the General Schedule pay scale and provide them with much needed worker protections like the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Being recognized as equal counterparts to their fellow federal employees would greatly improve workplace conditions and lift sagging morale.
“Transportation Security Officers perform an essential public service each and every day at our nation’s airports. Yet, these professionals – who are trying to pay mortgages and rent, send their kids to college, and save for retirement – are not guaranteed the same collective bargaining, health, leave, and other basic rights afforded to most federal employees,” said Congresswoman Lowey.
"Implementing basic worker protections for this critical workforce has been a lengthy fight and it is time for Congress to come together and enact legislation that will grant these frontline security workers the rights and benefits that they deserve,” said Congressman Thompson. “We believe these changes will increase security and will lead to an improved workforce with better morale."
TSOs stopped more than 2,000 firearms from getting on airplanes in 2015 alone but morale continues to sink as they are constantly denied some of the most basic workplace rights.
“Morale for TSA Officers is at an all-time low,” said AFGE TSA Council President Hydrick Thomas. “We work very hard under some of the most stressful and dangerous conditions, but are treated like second-class employees as compared to the rest of the federal workforce. We just want equal treatment.”
AFGE enthusiastically supports the Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act and urges Congress to recognize the daily sacrifices TSA Officers make to protect the flying public.
“We are very thankful for the support our TSA officers have received from Rep. Thompson and Rep. Lowey over the years,” said AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. “TSOs do a great job ensuring air travelers reach their destinations safely. They deserve to be treated like every other federal employee, and this proposal is a major step in the right direction.”
Local 1040 is calling on all TSO/BDO/STI to support the backing of this bill, H.R. 4488. We need all employees, their families, friends, and neighbors to contact their congress person for your district and urge them to support or co-sponsor the bill so we can get it passed this time.
It's easy to connect you to your elected officials by calling: 202-759-2910. You will be prompt to enter your 5-digit zip code and the # sign.
(If you should have (2) representatives in your zip code area you will receive a prompt to select 1 or 2 depending on your representative's name)
When you are connected to your representative's office. Let them know who you are. Then urge your representative to support or co/sponsor "The Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2016", also known as H.R. 4488. The bill would put Transportation Security Officers on the GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) pay scale and provide them with much needed worker protections like the FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE Act and the FAIR LABOR STANDARDS Act. TSOs being recognized as equal counterparts to their fellow federal employees would greatly improve workplace conditions and lift the sagging morale."
Thank you for your support.
A new bill introduced by Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi and Congresswoman Nita Lowey of New York would finally grant Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) the same workplace rights as all federal employees, including their colleagues in the Department of Homeland Security.
If This Bill Passes, TSA Officers Will No Longer Be Second-class Employees
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The negotiations between Council 100 Negotiation Team and TSA are complete. Now it's in the hands of the BUE's for ratification of the agreed upon terms. The agreed upon terms are in regular black and white text, the Articles and subsections highlighted in yellow are sections of the CBA both parties were unable to come to an agreement.
If we Vote... Yes, then the agreed upon terms becomes our Contract, and the Non-Agreed upon terms will go to Arbitration. We will win many of these non-agreed upon issues in Arbitration. Once an Arbitrator decides, then those issues will be added to the agreed upon terms that we voted on.
If we vote...NO, then the current TSA MDs are our Contract, and only any Arbitration Decision victories will be added. We lose any agreed upon terms.
Please take the time to download your copy and take the time to read your contract.