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.
May 13, 1999 |
Twenty-six labor activists were arrested Wednesday after they blocked a main artery at Los Angeles International Airport for nearly an hour, snarling traffic and stranding dozens of arriving passengers. The protest was the boldest action yet in a yearlong campaign to unionize baggage screeners and handlers and wheelchair attendants who work for Atlanta-based Argenbright Security Inc., which is under contract to United, Delta and Northwest Airlines.
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October 15, 1999 |
Concerned about an increasingly bitter union battle at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles City Council members said Thursday that they want airlines to step in and resolve labor disputes between their subcontractors and their workers--a controversial notion, given the council's role in overseeing some airline operations at LAX.
October 13, 2001 |
Federal prosecutors say the nation's largest airport security company has continued to hire people with criminal records to screen passengers and luggage, despite a $1.2-million fine last year for failing to check its employees' backgrounds. Argenbright Holdings Ltd. of Atlanta pleaded guilty in May 2000 to what the U.S. attorney's office in Philadelphia called "an astonishing pattern of crimes that potentially jeopardized public safety."
December 14, 2001 |
US Airways concourses at Logan International Airport in Boston were closed for 90 minutes after the FAA discovered some employees at security checkpoints were improperly trained. The checkpoints were being run by Argenbright Security Inc., said the Federal Aviation Administration. Argenbright agreed last month to cease operations at Logan after several breaches. Its final day at Logan is today.
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.