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Tue Jan 8, 2019, 02:54 PM

TSA union: Some screeners have quit as shutdown stretches on

Source: Politico

Some TSA screeners have left the job since a government shutdown began and others are considering quitting if they don't get paid this week, a union that represents TSA agents said today.

The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents a chunk of TSA employees, said screeners were becoming increasingly panicked as the partial shutdown drags on, diminishing their chances of getting paid this Friday.

"Every day I'm getting calls from my members about their extreme hardships and need for a paycheck," said Hydrick Thomas, president of AFGE's TSA Council. "Some of them have already quit and many are considering quitting the federal workforce because of this shutdown."

He added that a wave of resignations could create "a massive security risk for American travelers" since TSA cannot hire new screeners during a shutdown.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/08/tsa-screeners-quit-government-shutdown-1087269




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brooklynite Jan 2019 OP
watoos Jan 2019 #1
Blues Heron Jan 2019 #2
violetpastille Jan 2019 #4
CreekDog Jan 2019 #7
Cold War Spook Jan 2019 #8
Blues Heron Jan 2019 #9
pangaia Jan 2019 #3
iluvtennis Jan 2019 #5
IronLionZion Jan 2019 #6

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 03:04 PM

1. Right after 9/11 happened, Homeland Security took over.

 

There is very small airport near me in Pa. I travelled a lot for my company, I got to know all of the people who worked there. The girls who had to load my 70 pound tool box. Homeland security canned all of the people and replaced them with retired cops or whoever. Those people who worked at our airport could have been trained, didn't have to be fired. I felt safer with the people I knew because they were dedicated people not retirees working for some pin money. Just my 2 cents. I guess my point is not relevant but it still pisses me off.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 03:10 PM

2. TSA what a joke

A lot of Americans are shocked when they find out the rest of the world lets people fly without taking their shoes off.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 03:15 PM

4. +1

I am sorry for the workers. Not sorry for TSA.

If HK and Changi can do without "The Security Theater Show" so can we.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 05:04 PM

7. should TSA screeners not be paid because you disagree with what they do?

and they screen you pretty thoroughly in Europe, even if they don't require you to remove your shoes.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 06:22 PM

8. Why don't more flyers belong to TSA Pre.

 

With our DoD IDs my wife and I did not have any problem getting ours. You don't take off any clothes, but if you want to strip as a protest, that is legal under the first amendment. No small bottles in a baggie, any size in your carryon, computer and other electronics in your carryon. Just put your carryon on the conveyer belt to be scanned and walk through that people scanner. The lines are much shorter. No DoD ID, you can still get the TSA Pre.

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Response to Cold War Spook (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 06:28 PM

9. how democratic

Were all equal, but some are more equal than others. Wonder when the shoe thing is going to end - can you imagine fifty years from now - "take off your shoes, a kid tried to light his on fire once decades ago" As I said, total joke.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 03:11 PM

3. This is the Russians' intention.

Destroy infrastructure, financial systems, communications, the will to fight back.

Destroy American government and democracy.

THIS need to be shouted everywhere. And NOT only the day to to horrors.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 03:38 PM

5. + 1

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 04:14 PM

6. If any Republican politicians are flying

TSA should "randomly select" those politicians and treat them exactly like they treat a brown man or attractive woman. That would encourage republicans to march into Trump's office and end this nonsense.

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