Airport workers are getting free driver’s licenses, ID cards and other documents at hundreds of airports across the country.
The effort, dubbed the Transportation Workers Union, was launched after airport workers at Los Angeles International Airport filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that the company denied them the necessary documents and benefits for their job.
The case is being handled by the National Labor Relations Board.
“We’re trying to provide a pathway for the workers to get these documents and to get access to those documents so that they can access the necessary information and get their jobs back,” said Loyola Law School professor Daniel J. Kahan.
The program was launched this week by the Transportation Labor Board, the agency that regulates the U.S. economy, after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a scathing report on the safety of U.T. flights.
The NTSB said the flight crews training programs were not designed to meet safety standards, and that they were not following procedures that would prevent crashes and serious injuries.
The TWA, which is affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents more than 12,000 airline workers, has filed an emergency petition with the Labor Board seeking to intervene and force the agency to investigate the claims.
The union has also launched a website where people can share their stories and support the efforts of the TWA.
The petition, which was posted Wednesday, says the union has received more than 200,000 emails since October asking for information about the TFW program and its implementation.
The union has said the workers have been left frustrated, frustrated by delays in getting the documents, and frustrated that their jobs are not protected.
It also has accused the TSA of making the program more difficult for workers than it should be.
The U.N. human rights office has said that the TSA should implement a similar program.