Mostly a fluff piece about how they can be thankful on Labor since they have a collective bargaining agreement coming up for approval. My retort would be that TSA & its employees have largely created the hostile flier by abusing them. Karma comes around. Star-Ledger: Despite brutal hours and hostile fliers, TSA workers have much to celebrate this Labor Day "This is a very significant Labor Day for them," Harris said of the newly unionized screening force. "All TSO’s should recognize how collective bargaining will improve working conditions and morale for their brothers and sisters, and improve job performance."Critics of collective bargaining say it could compromise security if contract provisions limit the TSA’s ability to respond to staffing problems or security emergencies. The TSA and the AFGE reject the assertion."Nothing in the contract addresses security procedures or how they screen bags or how often they screen bags," said Harris. "They were excluded from bargaining."Pay was also off the table, a frustration for some screeners, who are among the lowest paid workers in the federal government. Starting pay at Newark Liberty, for example, is about $32,000 a year, including a 28-percent cost-of-living premium.