TSA Screeners' Union Whines about Unethical TSA Leadership

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Elizabeth Conley, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I disagree. Any employee of the TSA after the rollout of the Nude-O-Scopes and "enhanced pat-downs" is by definition not a good person.
  2. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    What this board needs is a "world's smallest violin" smiley...
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  3. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member


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  4. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    The AFGE public criticism of TSA management at least adds to the pressure for reform.

    Maybe if TSA is forced to provide due process protections for employees, that will set up a piece of boundary around them.

    Since our illustrious Congress has given TSA even more money than they requested for next year, including funding for the BDO program, we can't hope for any protections from the current lot of criminals in public office.
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  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    No, but we can look forward to continuous daily entertainment in the media and on YouTube.

    You can't take the stupid out of itself. They are inseparable.
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  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    That's awful! The last I read was that Congress was giving the TSA less than requested.
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  7. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    That's what I thought too. When did Congress sneak in this latest betrayal of their constituents?
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yeah, I thought they were giving them slightly less, too. Not that it matters in the long run. The abuse is still here.
  9. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Don't ask me where I found the above

    But you can go here:

    http://rules.house.gov/Media/file/PDF_112_1/legislativetext/HR1540crSOM/psConference Div D - SOM OCR.pdf

    among tidbits re TSA:

    If you go towards the end of the document, you'll find amounts enacted for 2011, requested for 2012, the amt. the conference arrived at and the difference between what was enacted in 2011 and what the conference determined. Some decreases and some increases in there - it's hard to tell. Looks to me like there is a lot of money for salaries and benefits, however. Why am I not surprised.
  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  11. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    We should find out what happened between 2010 and 2011. If I get ambitious, I'll try to find that info.
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  13. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    From what I could find, it would seem that the year over year increases in funding for the TSA are declining. However, it's a tad difficult to truly determine this 'cause I couldn't find numbers that consistently matched year over year. The amount of funding, as we all know, is still massive and a total waste when those funds could be put to much better use in social programs.
  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    As as we've discovered, even DHS and all the other alphabet soup "security" agencies don't know how much they're spending.

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