The airport screeners of the Transportation Security Agency today overwhelmingly voted to ratify their first-ever collective bargaining agreement.

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.

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.

  • djvexd

    They were actively pursuing this when I left in 2005. Glad I did.

  • medicinewomantwo

    gather them all up and fire them!

  • Scott

    Im going to form a union. THE UNITED CONSERVATIVES OF AMERICA. we wont even have to politic. Just give some $to the obamachine and he will give us anything we want like the other unions. Kind of like a political Trojan horse.

  • yahneverknow

    WTH? People with power they shouldn’t have and lacking training they need to play coppers are unionizing?

  • Kathy Elmore

    barakaclaus is coming

  • Lord Foggybottom

    I’m doing my own boycott. Anything that votes liberal or in any way infringes upon my freedom doesn’t get a penny. Don’t like it airlines? Fire the TSA or suffer the consequences.

  • Obamistake2008

    Follow a TSA screener home and post his address online.