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TSA Administrator Takes Step Toward Allowing Screener Unions
Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole on Feb. 4 opened the door to the possibility of limited collective bargaining for screeners at U.S. airports.
In issuing a “determination” that allows transportation security officers (TSOs) to vote on whether they want to be represented by a union for the purpose of engaging in what TSA called “limited, clearly defined collective bargaining ... on non-security employment issues,” Pistole said, “We will not negotiate on security.”