The head of the American Federation of Government Employees told a House panel this week that the current backup at airport security checkpoints was “both foreseeable and preventable.”
While some federal employees might be holding their breath on whether Congress will allow the 1.6 percent pay raise proposed by President Obama to proceed unimpeded, one top union official released a terse statement that likely reflects what most feds are thinking.
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association and the Federal Aviation Administration announced a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement.
The U.S. Postal Service announced that it has come to agreement with two postal unions to extend negotiations on new collective bargaining agreements.
The American Federation of Government Employees exhorted Congress to pass emergency funding to hire 6,000 additional full-time transportation security officers to clear up long lines at airport security checkpoints.
Seven labor organizations representing Federal Aviation Administration employees wrote a joint letter to House lawmakers urging them to craft a bipartisan FAA reauthorization bill that does not privatize the nation’s air traffic control system.
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association threw its support behind a Senate bill that would amend the definition of “law enforcement officer.”
The union that represents Transportation Security Administration airport screeners urged Congress to pass emergency funding to hire 6,000 additional full-time transportation security officers to clear up long lines at airport security checkpoints.
The head of the National Treasury Employees Union urged the Senate Finance Committee to support additional staff and resources to help Customs and Border Protection address shortfalls in its trade mission.
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association is using National Police Week to promote a range of legislative measures affecting their members.