The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan will undoubtedly create a safe haven for terrorists who have historically targeted the US air system. So how does President Biden deal with this threat? By expanding collective bargaining to the Transportation Security Administration and extending civil service protections to airport security screening officers. These shortsighted policies will put American lives at risk.
Until recently, TSA airport screening officers could not appeal referrals through public service procedures. The union of airport screening officers also had limited collective bargaining powers. The union could negotiate matters like team transfer procedures and where employees took their breaks, but they could not negotiate on matters that could interfere with the TSA’s mission, like security procedures or deployments of staff. staff. This allowed the TSA to remove screening officers from underperforming airports. He has also given unions feedback on employee convenience issues, while giving the TSA discretion to do whatever is necessary to protect Americans. These restrictions existed for good reason.