First contract for airport screeners merits debate of collective bargaining

After laying out the facts in a first graph, Steve Strunsky of The Star-Ledger cites “Opponents of collective bargaining in Congress and the Bush Administration had argued that union representation would limit the agency’s flexibility in managing TSA employees, and thus hinder security operations,” before presenting a counterargument from “proponents among the screeners, organized labor the Obama Administration say improvements in working conditions and morale can only enhance job performance and, therefore, airport security” in his article The first TSA and screeners agree on first-ever contract.

Will follow-up articles be able to quote real TSA workers to speak with about how a contract could improve their working conditions or simply reiterate abstract debates about collective bargaining?

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