Monday, November 29, 2010

Unions Battle It Out Over 43,000 TSA Gropers

For the first time in history, gropers are going to be unionized.

Is this what the entire introduction of TSA airport agents was about in the first place, bounce the old security and bring in a Federal group that can be much easily controlled by unions?

 The two largest federal unions are going to slug it out to determine which will represent about 43,000 Transportation Security Administration employees, according to the Federal Times.

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) on Nov. 12 granted requests from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) to hold an election at TSA. AFGE expects the election to be held in early 2011.

TSA employees do not yet have collective bargaining "rights," but the Obama administration has pledged to extend them those rights.

Unions are also pushing Congress to pass a law permanently extending those rights to TSA, so other administrations cannot revoke them.

1 comment:

  1. Just another nail in the US's coffin. Once again it will be us private sector slobs that will get the ultimate groping in financial terms from either of these unions. It’s too bad we have no voice to oppose what is probably the most destructive force in government. Nothing has probably done more to destroy government at all levels then unionization of its employees.