More Union Payback by Dems: Making It Easier for Terrorists to Kill Americans
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After rejecting a unionized workforce able to bargain collectively at the Department of Homeland Security in 2002, the Republicans ran on the Democrat effort to block the plan. If you remember, in addition to gaining ground in the election, the GOP defeated Max Cleland, one of the loudest proponents of a unionized Homeland Security workforce.
Now, the Democrats are at it again. As the Senate begins debating a bill to implement the 9/11 Commission report, the Democrats want to fully unionize the 43,000 security screeners at TSA, which would give labor unions $34 million in annual union dues. Senator Jim DeMint is lining up opposition.
The Democrats never consulted TSA security experts. The provision was not recommended by the 9/11 Commission. The provision would undermine TSA's ability to perform it's job.
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We've all experienced the hell that is an airport security line. Can you imagine if the TSA employees had unionized job protection? Can you imagine the TSA running more like mailmen than TSA officers? Hell, we might start losing people like the post office loses mail.
Present rules allow the TSA officers to join a union, but the TSA is not tied to union collective bargaining agreements. This allows the TSA to be flexible in dealing with its workforce. Collective bargaining was rejected when the TSA was established because it would weaken our security. Using collective bargaining would kill the flexibility of the TSA in training employees on new methods of security, redeployment of its officers to areas as needs shift, etc.
The further unionization of the TSA would make the situations we face at airports even worse that they are now. We don't need this. It would make us less secure and would make our airports more vulnerable to terrorists seeking to attack us at weak points.
The Democrats, bent on pre-birth abortions, apparently want to make it easier for terrorists to carry out post-birth abortions too -- all while hiding behind the union label.