November 16, 2001 |
Argenbright Security Inc., the nation's largest airport security firm, was barred Thursday from working in Massachusetts because of its felony convictions, probation violations and lapses at Boston's Logan International Airport. Col. John DiFava, superintendent of the state police and interim head of security at Logan, suspended Argenbright's license.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1999
About 40 security screeners and baggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport were briefly suspended after a two-hour strike Thursday night and asked the City Council on Friday for support. The request for help follows a months-long effort by the Service Employees International Union Local 1877 to organize the workers, many of whom earn about $6 an hour with no benefits or vacations. Three airlines--Delta, United and Northwest--contract with Argenbright Security Inc.
November 8, 2001 |
Three security workers who allowed a man carrying knives, a stun gun and tear gas through a checkpoint at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport were fired, the private company that employed them said. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating Saturday's lapse at the United Airlines checkpoint staffed by Argenbright Security Inc. employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1999
A key City Council panel on Tuesday refused to approve a lease for new United Airlines cargo facilities at Los Angeles International Airport, agreeing that the project requires further environmental review. The city has already been sued twice over the proposed facilities. The latest lawsuit was filed Friday by the labor union fighting to represent workers at the airport.
November 14, 2001 |
Security breaches at airports in Boston and Washington state caused dozens of flight delays. At Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, two meat cleavers were found in a chef's carry-on bag. Officials closed part of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington after a food-service worker set off a metal detector alarm. Security workers found no illegal items, but a Federal Aviation Administration rule required the rescreening of hundreds of passengers.
February 12, 2002 |
The government is trying to put troubled Argenbright Security Inc. out of the security business at U.S. airports. The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking bids from other security companies to take over Argenbright's airline security operations. Argenbright has 40% of the market. The FAA now oversees airline security, but that responsibility will shift to the new Transportation Security Administration on Sunday.