GOP Fights Unionization of Airport Screeners

Collective bargaining could also possibly prevent necessary minute-by-minute security decisions that need to be made during a terrorist threat, forcing TSA to ask permission from union bosses before changes are made, the GOP says. Supporters say the TSA workers would only be able to bargain over performance evaluations and the bidding process for workshifts.

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) offered an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization bill, now being debated in the Senate, that would prohibit collective bargaining for TSA security screeners.