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TSA grabs union contract
Washington Times, by Editorial

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/9/2012 9:56:10 PM

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.

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Isn't this just wonderful. s/ This never should have been allowed to happen.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 11/9/2012 10:05:22 PM     (No. 9004104)

Color moi surprised/s!


Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/9/2012 10:09:34 PM     (No. 9004110)

The biggest problem with collective bargaining for these employees is that it will tie the hands of management on transfers, and make it really difficult to terminate an employee. (see U.S. Postal Service)


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: veritas, 11/9/2012 10:34:18 PM     (No. 9004144)

Wow. I never -- I mean never -- saw that coming! Me too, #1. Me too.

"Publi employee unions" -- half the quality, twice the cost, four times the benefits. And no recourse.

Remember, some 40% of gov´t school teachers send their kids to private schools.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Aria, 11/9/2012 11:31:21 PM     (No. 9004247)

Health care workers next. Make sure you don´t have an emergency when they are taking a break or their shift is over.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/9/2012 11:35:56 PM     (No. 9004256)

It was not too long ago that many of these people were minimum wage flunkies, cleaning toilets and mopping floors of the very airports in which they are now strutting around. Just look at these Federal drones and realize the size of the salaries they will end up with and the fat pensions. RIP America. We are so screwed.


Reply 6 - Posted by: LadyHen, 11/9/2012 11:52:33 PM     (No. 9004277)

Add this to a recent poll showing a full 1/3 of respondents would have no issue with mandatory body cavity searches in order to fly if it was deemed necessary by authorities. Yes, so in order to fly a unionized government paid rent a cop can stick his/her fingers into your backside and other orifices should Big Sis deem it necessary. Legalized sodomy and rape via governmental sanction.

Welcome to Obama´s America!!


Reply 7 - Posted by: lylacat, 11/10/2012 12:04:07 AM     (No. 9004287)

Fire the TSA. This organization does not make us safer. They are an overpaid lot of ignorant and arrogant morons.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/10/2012 2:45:07 AM     (No. 9004399)

The country we love operates likes a one party nation now.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/10/2012 3:46:41 AM     (No. 9004417)

#8, no, more like a banana republic.


Reply 10 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 11/10/2012 10:09:54 AM     (No. 9004954)

Remember that the TSA is the Transportation Security Administration. Also remember that "transportation" isn´t limited to the airlines. Here´s the statement from TSA Administrator John Pistole (from the TSA website):

“The completion of today’s agreement between TSA and AFGE is a milestone in our relationship with our workforce and AFGE," said TSA Administrator John S. Pistole. “Together, we will continue to secure our nation´s transportation systems and keep the traveling public safe.”

"secure our nation´s transportations SYSTEMS".......I believe that the TSA is now part of 0bama´s "National Civilian Security Force". Will TSA agents also be issued those hollow-point bullets 0bama bought?


Reply 11 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/10/2012 11:36:35 AM     (No. 9005177)

Thank you Sen. John McCain for EVER even suggesting this moronic bureaucracy be created after 9-11. The contract screening agencies were NEVER found to have done anything wrong in that incident. They acted under Federal rules to the letter. It was the rules and the "firewall" that were at fault! Sure, they put language in the charter that the TSE could NOT unionize, then guess what? They changed the law!

This Federal government is becoming the problem, bigtime. Bureaucrats can destroy any American industry, including airlines, with the stroke of a pen. This was never meant to be. It´s time for the American States to fight back and return America to a Constitutional Republic and not a Democrat controlled Tyranny!


Reply 12 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/10/2012 6:09:31 PM     (No. 9005905)

I don´t think government employees can be required to join a union - they are members of a bargaining unit, and the union must represent them, but they don´t have to join the union. I worked in a Federal facility that voted in a union, and while several hundred people voted in favor, only 15-20 actually joined the union. it has been that way in every unionized Federal facility where I´ve worked.


   

 

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