Senate Bill Would Give TSA Officers Collective Bargaining Rights

Both the House and Senate have now introduced bills to give full collective bargaining rights to TSA officers.

Legislation that was recently reintroduced in the House to give full collective bargaining rights to TSA officers now has companion legislation in the Senate.

Introduced by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), S. 944 is companion legislation to a recent House bill that represents a renewed effort to give full collective bargaining rights to Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) that are currently afforded to other Federal workers under Title 5 of the U.S. Code.

The House bill was introduced by Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and was last introduced in the previous session of Congress but failed to advance.

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