TSA Grabs Union Contract (impact on campaign coffers)

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Aviation Pros: TSA Grabs Union Contract

    When Congress decided to take over airport security, it was never about safety. That became clear on Friday when Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners formally agreed to a contract that will add 45,000 dues-paying members to the ranks of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE).

    This public-sector union forces members to hand over between $14 and $16 out of each paycheck, meaning the organization stands to collect as much as $16 million each year. This money will help turn out the vote for Democratic candidates and subsidize a number of liberal causes. This year alone, AFGE members directed about $1 million toward electing Democrats like Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Tim Kaine of Virginia - only 3 percent of the funds went to GOP candidates. The union spent $2 million on lobbying government mostly to ensure federal workers get paid more to do less.
  2. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    I thought front-line TSA employees were not in a closed shop.

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