TSA Union on board with Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) voted to rescind its previous controversial vote to begin the process of contracting out security at Orlando International Airport, the company said.

In February GOAA voted to put airport security in the hands of private contractors.

Last year the Transportation Security Officers at Orlando International Airport ranked seventh in the country for discovering the most guns– 84 percent of which were loaded.

AFGE, which represents more than 45,000 TSA Officers nationwide, has been active in the fight to keep screening in the hands of federally trained officers.

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 700,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.