The best of both worlds of big government merged on Thursday: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agreed to allow the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) to unionize its workforce.

In a press release, AFGE announced that the labor contract it agreed to with TSA on Thursday is the first-ever with TSA employees.

“For 10 long years AFGE has fought hard so that Transportation Security Officers would have collective bargaining rights,” AFGE National President John Gage said in a statement. “We have often looked back and wondered why it was taking so long. Today we begin to look forward.”