TSA Union Gets Sacramento Airport Privatization Revoked

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    After close to one year of lobbying efforts and a public campaign, the American Federation of Government Employees—the union for TSA workers in Sacramento and nationwide—today applauded the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for voting to rescind its approval for Sacramento International Airport to be allowed to privatize, or use corporate airport screeners in place of federal employees.

    "AFGE is very pleased that the Sacramento Board recognizes the value in a federal workforce at TSA and has revoked its previous approval for privatization," AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. said. "The Sacramento airport authority's attempt to abandon its public servants in favor of corporations with only profit in mind was short-sighted at best. There simply are some functions too important to be left to companies that would be unaccountable to the American people, and securing American skies is definitely one of them."

    "Our officers lived with the threat of this over their heads for an entire year and can now go back to doing what they do best—protecting American skies," said James Mudrock, president of AFGE Local 1230, which represents TSA workers at Sacramento airport. "We are very grateful for the work by AFGE's national staff and the Sacramento County Labor Council, both of whom were instrumental in getting this vote turned around. We also would like to thank the Association of Flight Attendants [AFA-CWA] for their continued support and speaking out on our behalf."

    Read More: http://www.ibtimes.com/press-releas...ramento-airport-privatization-revoked-1001640
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