AFGE 1048 cites ‘extreme financial hardships’ facing officers as ‘massive security risk’ posed by low pay and worker intimidation.
Austin, Texas –Transportation Security officers local union at Austin- Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas AFGE local 1048 seems to have given a thumbs up to her local President Henry O Nnorom. The membership of local 1048 Passed a Vote of confidence on his leadership and gave him their assured support that an attack against one is an attack against all. After a meeting which several of the membership restated Henry Nnorom continued advocacy for workers in the Austin area, lead to the direct co-sponsorship of the title (V) bill S.944 – Strengthening American Transportation Security Act of 2019 and H.R.1140 – Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2019 by some members of Congress in Texas. The meeting which lasted almost one hour. Saw some new members of the local attested to Henry Nnorom No pressure membership drive. These new members stated that Mr Nnorom at no time put them under duress or pressure to join the union nor did he pressure or force them out of their free will to do anything unethical. It Should be noted that Henry Nnorom Continued outreach early this year saw visits from several congressmen and women to the local. “. Nobody whom works a full-time job should live in poverty. This is America not some backward third world nation. In America we take Joy In peoples Progress and prosperity it is the very Tenet of the American dream. We do not tear down each other, I reckon even at the height of the civil rights struggles even the rouge actors understood our core values., AFGE 1048 thanks both the house and senate for passing the resolution to keep the government open” said Henry Nnorom, president of AFGE Local 1048.
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