Despite coverage and commentary suggesting otherwise, nearly two-thirds of Americans support the use of new full-body scanners at airports. But half of respondents to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll said enhanced pat-down searches go too far.
In an effort to keep the flying public from taking out their frustration on airport screeners, the two unions fighting to represent them are running dueling ads in Tuesday’s USA Today and reaching out directly to some of the nation’s frequent fliers. (Both unions chose to purchase ad space in the competition **ehem** because of its popularity at the nation’s airports.)
The American Federation of Government Employees and National Treasury Employees Union are gearing up for a knock-down fight to represent transportation security officers after the Federal Labor Relations Authority recently allowed them to vote on union representation. Winning the right to represent some of the federal government’s most visible employees would be a major coup for either union. continue reading

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