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Posted by: athomas
Click the link to listen to my 2-hour interview on WTAM 1100 AM's "Mike Trivisonno Show", on Monday, March 19, 2007, the 4-year anniversary of the launch of the Iraq War

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Posted by: athomas
Since the creation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), there has been a strong move to unionize the more than 45,000 screeners who work at the nation's airports. The new Democratic majority Congress is working hard to provide front-line security personnel with the right to collective bargaining. From a security point-of-view, is this a good thing?

The short answer is no.

The job of aviation security is a deadly business. Accountability of screener performance must be at the foundation of that function. In many cases, however, unionization pushes back on accountability in favor of worker's rights. I fear that would be true at TSA as well.

Now don't think that I am anti-union and against collective bargaining. I BELONG TO A UNION. SO DOES MY WIFE. AND MY MOTHER!

In many industries, unions are very much needed. However, the dynamic, ever-changing environment of aviation security is not one of them. America would not be well served if TSA screeners became members of a union.
Posted by: athomas
The saga of the AOA (in)security at many our nation's airports continues.

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Posted by: athomas
The detention of an Iraqi national on an LA - Philadelphia flight with wires and magnets on AND inside his person should raise some serious concerns. Gaming of the aviation security system by those who want to do it damage continues on a regular basis. Such situations need to be treated by security officials as more than mere aberrations.

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