(@FedNewsRadio) November 09, 2012
The airport screeners of the Transportation Security Agency today overwhelmingly voted to ratify their first-ever collective bargaining agreement.
I'm sure there's nothing wrong with the TSA that unionizing won't fix.—
Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) November 09, 2012
The Newark Star-Ledger reports that TSA administrator John Pistole in 2010 modified a Bush-era restriction on collective bargaining, choosing to allow screeners to negotiate on matters that did not involve pay or that might compromise security. Today’s vote resulted in a new performance management system, more flexibility in uniform variations and more opportunity to move between full- and part-time employment.
Collective bargain for TSA screeners? Great, because if there's one thing we need more of, it's TSA agents who can never lose their jobs.—
Justin G. (@theGrudgeRetort) November 09, 2012
Many were outraged to learn that one of the TSA’s victories was an annual uniform allowance larger than that allowed to Marines over their lifetimes.