Every day TSA officers screen over 1.7 million airline passengers. Every day they stop, on average, 8 guns from getting on to airplanes. And yet, says AFGE, which represents the officers, "they’re treated like second-class federal employees with lower pay and fewer rights at work — every single day." Last month, 19 U.S. Senators urged TSA to give TSA officers the same civil service and labor rights enjoyed by other Department of Homeland Security employees. After TSA officers rejected the last proposed contract earlier this year, the negotiating team returned to the table and have now reached agreement on a majority of the contract, with the remaining provisions going to arbitration. Read more here.