TSA, Union Reach Agreement on Labor Contract
August 2, 2012
The Transportation Security Administration and the American Federation of Government Employees have reached agreement on the first-ever labor contract for TSA officers.
Details of the agreement were not immediately released.
Discussions on the agreement have been underway since January. They culminated in a marathon bargaining session that ended at about 3:00 a.m. Thursday, according to an AFGE press release.
One sticking point in the negotiations involved TSA’s current pay-for-performance system, known as the Performance Accountability and Standards System. PASS evaluates how well screeners are performing and determines employees’ annual pay raises. AFGE claims the system is discriminatory to older workers, minorities and women.