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.
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.