Tony Graziano Named to National Aviation Security Advisory Committee

Long-time UBC International Representative Anthony Graziano has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee. Mr. Graziano will represent the viewpoint of labor organizations representing employees of airport construction and maintenance contractors.

Other members of the Committee represent private sector organizations affected by aviation security requirements. The Committee provides valuable assistance to the Transportation Security Administration on aviation security matters including the development, refinement, and implementation of policies, programs, rule-making, and security directives pertaining to aviation security.

The Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2014, enacted on December 18, 2014, makes the committee permanent. The Committee was established in 1989 after a terrorist attack on Pan Am flight 103.

“The work of union carpenters in, under, and around airports is vitally important for not just the proper and efficient operations of the airport, but also for the safety and security of passengers and airline industry employees,” said UBC General President Douglas J. McCarron.

“Tony is sure to be a valued asset on this Committee because of his first-hand, expert knowledge of airport construction and maintenance.”