Finger on the Pulse of America

Yeah, I can see the Administration has its finger on the pulse of what all Americans feel to be the real, burning issue confronting the TSA.  Specifically:

"It is no secret that the morale of the TSO workforce is terrible as a result of favoritism, a lack of fair and respectful treatment from many managers, poor and unhealthy conditions in some airports, poor training and testing protocols and a poor pay system," said AFGE President John Gage. "The morale problems are documented by the government's own surveys. TSOs need a recognized union voice at work, and the important decision of the FLRA finally sets the process in motion to make that right a reality."

At every airport I have been to lately, there are probably two TSA workers standing around doing nothing for every one working.  Obviously this is a brutal productivity standard, and TSA workers long for the conditions that obtain, say, among municipal road workers where five or six workers stand around doing nothing for every one working.

  • caseyboy

    Of course they need a union to protect them for the money grubbing, monopolist, capitalists who want to exploit their labor. Wait a minute, aren't these government positions working for the people? Can we the people actually exploit we the people?

  • Fred

    "among municipal road workers where five or six workers stand around doing nothing for every one working."

    What's orange & sleeps 8?

    City of XXXX Public Works Truck

  • Doug

    There's nothing like "money" to boost a worker's productivity! Says so in the union handbook!

  • wilky

    A couple of years ago I had a union brother tell me that I was working to hard(meaning I didn't turn a 45 minute into a 90 min. one) and that "we" can't create any jobs till I slow down. All I could do was shake my head and walk away.