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TSA Unionized Americans Screwed
freedom outpost ^ | 11-17-12 | Tim Brown

Posted on 11/17/2012 4:44:39 PM PST by TurboZamboni

On November 9, 2012 the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) issued a press release indicating that “Workers at the Transportation Security Administration made history today when they voted to ratify the first-ever collective bargaining agreement at the agency. The agreement between the American Federation of Government Employees and TSA was ratified with a vote of 17,326-1,774.”

The AFGE represents over 650,000 employees of the federal government. It is the largest union for non-postal federal employees and the largest union for D.C. workers who report directly to the mayor.

Brian Koenig writes that the AFGE “coerces members to fork over between $14 and $16 out of each paycheck, providing the organization with up to $16 million more in revenue per year. Portions of this influx of money will go to subsidizing Democratic election campaigns and funding a number of liberal agendas.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afge; corruption; democrats; dhs; dues; employees; federal; gropefest; union; unions
W Bush's creation of DHS-—the gift that keeps giving

now that they’re free from worry over being fired they can really give the winky a good yank.

http://thedailypatdown.com/

1 posted on 11/17/2012 4:44:46 PM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

abolish them ...and the DHS..they dont do anything to protect the us..they just drain cash


2 posted on 11/17/2012 4:46:35 PM PST by dalebert
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To: dalebert

Of course the elites don’t experience the TSA pat downs. They fly private jets. The limo takes them directly to the plane. No security check, no luggage screening, no crowded waiting area, just a nice easy flight direct to the destination.


3 posted on 11/17/2012 4:52:12 PM PST by Soul of the South
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To: TurboZamboni

“TSA Unionized – Americans Screwed”

Here, I’ll fix your headline:

TSA – Americans Screwed


4 posted on 11/17/2012 4:52:35 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: TurboZamboni

Don’t fly.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 4:52:43 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: TurboZamboni
"...this influx of money will go to subsidizing Democratic election campaigns and funding a number of liberal agendas.”

Pretty much sums it up!

6 posted on 11/17/2012 4:55:40 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: Paladin2
I don't...

...if I cant drive there, I ain't going there..

...I will not subject myself to fools.

7 posted on 11/17/2012 4:57:07 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance.....)
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To: TurboZamboni

...gives new meaning to being RAPED by the government....


8 posted on 11/17/2012 4:59:20 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: dalebert

I have a friend who’s a TSA agent. She was just telling me last week that her airport had been targeted for Unionization and NOBODY was happy about it. The TSA agents themselves were wondering if they could call in a union buster to stop the harassment.


9 posted on 11/17/2012 5:00:15 PM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: TurboZamboni

Anyone who didn’t see this coming is brain-dead — especially the Republicans who voted for TSA’s creation.


10 posted on 11/17/2012 5:00:39 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: TurboZamboni; All

So let’s see now, a government union controls how and even IF we travel, and the government controls our healthcare in Obamacare.

Welcome to the 21st Century!


11 posted on 11/17/2012 5:00:40 PM PST by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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To: B.O. Plenty
If you want to get there on time, drive.

If you have plenty of time, fly.

12 posted on 11/17/2012 5:02:06 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Marie

Unions are the rule now. sad for our country..I dont think we need TSA.


13 posted on 11/17/2012 5:04:09 PM PST by dalebert
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To: TurboZamboni

gove workers should not be able to unionize


14 posted on 11/17/2012 5:05:04 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Marie

Is it by airport? This vote didn’t unionize her?

What a disaster.


15 posted on 11/17/2012 5:09:24 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: TurboZamboni

Does the fact that they work for the fedgov over-ride being in a right to work state?


16 posted on 11/17/2012 5:13:39 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: TurboZamboni

Cheer up. There about to unionize our military. Berlin redux.


17 posted on 11/17/2012 5:15:54 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Unions constitutes a communist shadow government and will eventually destroy much of America’s economy.


18 posted on 11/17/2012 5:16:58 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Logical me

Anybody taking bets on how long to the first strike?


19 posted on 11/17/2012 5:21:05 PM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: TurboZamboni

They just now became union thugs? By the way TSA employees have been treating us for years, I thought they already had public employee immunity from discipline and customer complaints.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 5:22:09 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: TurboZamboni

             

21 posted on 11/17/2012 5:35:11 PM PST by tomkat (a million tiny cuts .. add yours daily .. be creative)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I’ll ask her when I talk to her the next time. If so, they’re going to be a LOT of angry people. (The majority of them are not fools. They know this is not good for them.)


22 posted on 11/17/2012 5:35:32 PM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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23 posted on 11/17/2012 5:40:02 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: TurboZamboni
Obama is about to gift the unions card check, and the NLRB is about to force companies to turn over the names and addresses of all their employees.

With these two tools, the unions can forge the signatures of enough employees to force the unionization of any company without the consent of anybody.

This time next year, we'll all be paying union dues to the Democrat campaign finance slush fund.

24 posted on 11/17/2012 5:52:18 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Commie union knuckledraggers sticking it to the 53% (Americans who pay income taxes) again.

BOHICA! Uncle Sam wants to know, What's in YOUR wallet?!

25 posted on 11/17/2012 5:53:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Do you think card check can be implemented by EO?


26 posted on 11/17/2012 5:56:57 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: nascarnation

You don’t?


27 posted on 11/17/2012 6:05:10 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If it could be implemented by EO, why didn’t it happen already? I know the bill was filibustered in the Senate.


28 posted on 11/17/2012 6:09:40 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: nascarnation
He has more "flexibility" now.

Besides, who's going to stop him?

Boner?

29 posted on 11/17/2012 6:12:49 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: TurboZamboni

We were screwed by the very existence of the TSA from day one.

Not that unionizing them doesn’t make matters worse in a lot of ways, but the line was crossed years ago.


30 posted on 11/17/2012 6:15:26 PM PST by Salman
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Looks like every day for the next 4 years will be a glut of bad news. From our Prez who flies off when business needs to get done....


31 posted on 11/17/2012 6:32:32 PM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: TurboZamboni
Hopefully AFGE is still the most inept union in the country. A study in ignorance.
32 posted on 11/17/2012 6:33:01 PM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Oh, how I so dearly miss Ronald Wilson Reagan. One of the GREATEST men to have ever lived and one of my LIFE’S HEROES. We need another Ronald Reagan in the White House. RIP dear man. You did so much for our once GREAT NATION!!


33 posted on 11/17/2012 6:52:37 PM PST by R AND R IN 2012
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To: TurboZamboni

unionized govt agency

yea... they won’t have accelerated salary paths and massive federally (taxpayer) funded pensions

/sarc


34 posted on 11/17/2012 7:15:01 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: TurboZamboni

When the TSA was established weren’t we promised that it wouldn’t be unionized ? Didn’t they say they wanted the TSA to be flexible and unencumbered by union work rules so they could meet any security challenge quickly? How many acts of terrorism have they prevented anyway? Pat down old ladies and babies but wave Muslims on through because if we profile them their feelings could be hurt.


35 posted on 11/17/2012 7:34:05 PM PST by bonehead4freedom
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To: Paladin2

“If you want to get there on time, drive.”

Last month my wife & I drove to Ottawa, Canada from South Carolina for a wedding. Easy scenic drive, two days each way. Nice time in a European foreign country.

Except we got singled out & our car was searched at the border by US customs. I am convinced our both being deployed veterans & retired military didn’t help.


36 posted on 11/17/2012 9:21:11 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: TurboZamboni

Oh, God please, encourage them to have a work stoppage. I pray fervently that we could all have an opportunity to personally express our opinions of their fine work as they walk a picket line.


37 posted on 11/18/2012 10:40:41 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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