TSA Selects a Union

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by FetePerfection, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    We can only hope.
     
  3. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Just saw the news alert, and I can't say that I'm pleased. Seems like any opportunity to fire clerks in the future will be met with extreme resistance.
     
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  4. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    So how does this impact the ability of the people (i.e. us) to lobby to get the whole organization disempowered, disenfranchised, and eviscerated? Firing individual clerks, sure, union fights back. But what if it's a mass layoff of tens of thousands at a time? Something that comes from above (Congress) mandating massive budget cuts and reduction in workforce? Can the union say "no" to that?
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Looks like one of the first item on their agenda is more pay for the gropers and baggage thieves:

    Federal News Radio: TSA workers elect AFGE as union representative

     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Or maybe just large numbers of airports converting to private screeners. :)
     
  7. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Oh, yeah, that too. Definitely that too, since it's a huge step toward pre-9/11 security.

    Can the union block that? Do they have the power to stay an act of Congress that cuts TSA's budget or are they limited to lobbying and/or petitioning like the rest of us?
     

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