Machinists Mobilize to Repeal TSA Blunder

The IAM has launched a campaign to repeal the recent decision by the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) to allow knives and other dangerous objects aboard aircraft.

Representatives Eric Swalwell, Michael Grimm and Bennie Thompson authored a letter to TSA Director John Pistole demanding the agency reverse course on its dangerous move to allow knives aboard commercial aircraft.

“The IAM applauds Representatives Swalwell, Grimm and Thompson for their letter to the TSA raising the IAM’s serious concerns with this wrong-headed decision,” said IAM Transportation General Vice President Sito Pantoja.

Immediately following last week’s decision by the TSA, the IAM’s Legislative Department began to lobby Congress to act. Not only have Representatives Swalwell, Grimm and Thompson written the TSA, but they have also appealed to their Congressional colleagues to join their effort.

Click here to read the letter to TSA Director Pistole.

Click here to read the letter to from Representatives Swalwell, Grimm and Thompson appealing to their Congressional colleagues to join the effort.

Take Action: Click here to ask your Representative to sign on to the TSA letter and click here to sign a petition to the White House.