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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Republicans Will Try to Stall TSA Unionization on Monday

From the Sunshine State News:
Thanks to the Obama administration, the federal government's airport gropers -- er, screeners -- are moving closer to unionizing.

The administration cleared the way last week for airport screeners to organize and bargain on workplace issues. If screeners vote to unionize, as expected, it will lead to the formation of one of the largest federal sector unions.

On Monday, Republicans will try to block the TSA unionization effort as part of a bill to fund the Federal Aviation Administration.

'With the airport screening force mushrooming from 16,500 in 2001 to now nearly 63,000, this will be President Obama's biggest gift to organized labor,' House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica, D-Fla., told the Wall Street Journal.

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