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In light of the Christmas terror attempt, we must make sure that our airport security is as strong as possible. Unfortunately, Democrats in the Senate appear intent on confirming a new leader for the Transporation Security Administration (TSA), that would presumably make good on President Obama’s campaign promise to union bosses that he’d force TSA into collective bargaining even though it would weaken our security. [A nominee who has also submitted false testimony to Congress about improperly accessing private background information.] If that were to happen, the same union bureaucracy that has crippled the American auto industry and made service at Post Offices the punch line to jokes could soon be a way of life at America’s airports.
If TSA were forced to collectively bargain with union bosses it could weaken security by:
Democrats have responded by pointing out that the Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) allows collective bargaining, and if it works for the border agents, why not TSA? The answer is that collective bargaining is not working for CBP, its weakening their ability to keep us secure. Setting aside the obvious, that this agency has struggled to fulfill its mission as there are 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S., CBP has had numerous problems with collective bargaining. Take these four recent examples of the agency being forced to negotiate with unions that took months to resolve:
So, union bosses litigated for months – sometimes years – against the CBP to prevent them from disciplining employees that sleep on the job, retraining failing officers, investigating officers for violence, and reassigning personnel to higher priority posts. And this is the system Democrats want to implement at the TSA when the agency is already struggling to stop terrorists? It makes no sense to weaken our airport security just to reward campaign donors from the last election. Lets keep our focus at TSA on security, not politics.