“The conclusion of today`s agreement between the TSA and AFGE is an important milestone in our relationship with our employees and AFGE,” said John S. Pistole, TSA Administrator. “Together, we will continue to secure our country`s transportation systems and keep the travelling public safe.” The collective agreement is implemented 30 days after ratification and remains in effect for a period of three years. WASHINGTON ( EDC) – The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) announced today that it has ratified a collective agreement with the American Association of Government Employees (AFGE). The agreement will cover approximately 44,000 TSA employees and will take effect on December 9, 2012. Eric White is the federal news anchor and drive producer at the Federal News Network. The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you listen to on Federal Drive with Tom Temin….