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November 16, 2001 | Times Wire Reports
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.
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February 12, 2002 | From Associated Press
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.
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November 8, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
November 16, 2001 | Times Wire Reports
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.
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November 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
The parent company of Argenbright Security Inc., the troubled private airport security screening firm, said Friday it has replaced founder and chief executive Frank Argenbright Jr. as it seeks to regain the trust of passengers and airlines. David Beaton, 49, an executive with Securicor, was named chief executive. Securicor bought the Atlanta-based company in January. Frank Argenbright was not available for comment.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2002 | From Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
May 13, 1999 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1999 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
October 13, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
NEWS
December 14, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
November 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
The parent company of Argenbright Security Inc., the troubled private airport security screening firm, said Friday it has replaced founder and chief executive Frank Argenbright Jr. as it seeks to regain the trust of passengers and airlines. David Beaton, 49, an executive with Securicor, was named chief executive. Securicor bought the Atlanta-based company in January. Frank Argenbright was not available for comment.
NEWS
November 8, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
October 13, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1999 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
May 13, 1999 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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.
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.
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