Federal Worker Updates

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Federal Worker Updates(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Walter Reed Janitors Rally Over Nonpayment: Janitors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center rallied Tuesday after they weren’t paid for their last two weeks of work. Escab Enterprises failed to distribute paychecks to janitors at Walter Reed on Friday, SEIU 32BJ’s Julie Karant said. The union, which represents the workers, has also filed complaints with the Department of Labor and other agencies.

TSA Screeners Ratify Contract: Airport security screeners have ratified the first contract with the Transportation Security Administration, a pact that among other things overhauls their pay for performance system to emphasize actual on-the-job performance over certification tests. Passenger screeners and associated employees voted 17,326 to 1,774 in favor of a contract agreed to in principle by TSA and the American Federation of Government Employees in August. "AFGE is proud that TSA workers finally have a union contract that will improve their working lives and bring stability to the workforce," AFGE president J. David Cox said in a statement.

- adapted from reports in The Washington Post; photos: members of SEIU 32BJ rally in Maryland (above right) and TSA workers celebrate their new contract (below left); photos courtesy SEIU 32BJ and AFGE


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