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douglas9 Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:48 AM
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Hutchison: TSA unionization a threat to national security
McALLEN, Nov. 5 - U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison says allowing workers at the Transportation Security Administration to form a union is a threat to national security.

The TSA comprises 50,000 security officers, inspectors, directors, air marshals and managers who protect the nation's transportation systems.

Hutchison made her views known in a news release in which she called for improved border security and advised against TSA unionization. The news release followed Hutchison’s quizzing of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano during a Commerce Committee hearing on transportation security challenges.

Ed Sills, director of communications for Texas AFL-CIO, a 230,000-member federation of Texas labor unions, said he found Hutchison’s anti-union remarks “highly offensive.”

http://www.riograndeguardian.com/rggnews_story.asp?stor...
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:55 AM
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1. Senator and wannabe Governor Bighair is a threat to rational thinking.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:59 AM
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2. Disband the anti-American TSA, problem solved
and toss in the DHS as well.
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endless october Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 10:02 AM
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6. agree.
+1
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 10:46 AM
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8. We should keep the TSA
They are not perfect, but no way should we ever go back to the incompetent boobs who did airport security in those awful private companies.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 10:48 AM
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9. security now is several orders of magnitude more painful than it was prior to their existence
so I would disagree.
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FBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:59 AM
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3. A "threat" only in theory... That would never be allowed to become reality
We have unions for other essential services... We simply don't allow them to strike.

There's still a value to group representation/negotiation.
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:09 AM
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4. The Senior Citizen from Texas
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:16 AM
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5. Tell me again, why
should we listen to this bitch?
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 10:45 AM
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7. The NYC cops and firefighters are all union
and that did not prevent them from doing a heroic job on 9/11.
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