TSA Workers Ratify First Union Contract

By on November 9, 2012 in News with 2 Comments

TSA workers voted today to ratify the agency’s first-ever collective bargaining agreement with AFGE by a vote of 17,326-1,774.

This national collective bargaining agreement will:

  • Provide improved uniforms and permits uniform variations to account for weather and temperature;
  • Provide a greater degree of consistency and fairness on issues like annual leave bidding and shift trades; and,
  • Provide a stable and consistent process for shift bidding and movement between full- and part-time.

“AFGE is proud that TSA workers finally have a union contract that will improve their working lives and bring stability to the workforce,” said AFGE National President J. David Cox.

“This agreement will mean better working conditions, fair evaluation practices and safer workplaces, and in doing so, it will improve morale. This is important because low morale leads to unsafe levels of attrition in an agency where a stable, professional workforce of career employees is vital to its national security mission.

“With this new contract, we hope to turn a new page in the history of this agency while we help make TSA a great place to work,” said AFGE TSA Council 100 President Hydrick Thomas.

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  1. gholfdude says:

    Curious…is this actually 17k people that voted “for” the Unionization, or is this one of those special union “votes” that counts an abstention (no vote) as a “for”?  

  2. DON_Supervisor says:

    Just want we need…ore govt workers in a union.  If people thought the TSA was lazy before they have’t seen anything yet.