The question of whether unions can negotiate on behalf of airport security workers has been a repeated topic of partisan debate on Capitol Hill, at times threatening to hold up major pieces of legislation or even the Senate confirmation of the agency’s director.
So now the agency which disparages, disgraces, and abuses the law abiding American public as a bunch of children to be abused will now be allowed to collectively barging by disrupting air travel through out the United States. They have created a monopoly by denying any new alternative private airport screening operations. Now with a monopoly over the entire system, they can proceed to shut down commercial air-travel for the entire country. This isn’t like a pilot strike where you can seek a ticket from an alternative airline, if the check point is shut down no one is moving anywhere. I foresee when the first strike occurs, numerous lawsuits occurring because of the self imposed monopoly.
Unions are a skid mark in the underwear of our country, they have long outlived their purpose, and have proceeded to create inflated wages for those who do not really deserve it. People should be paid on the quality and amount of work they do, not because they have enough people working with them and can cause lost revenue for the company. Anyone who goes on strike has abandoned their job, and a replacement can be hired immediately, there should be nothing outlawing this, however some states have. In this economy there are many who could take that position, and economics then state your pay isn’t worth as much. The supply of people capable of doing your job currently out weighs demand. If you want a raise, earn it, do something unexpected, volunteer for a risky project, find a way to save the company money. Doing it by extortion should result in your immediate termination.
The union at this point is supposed to focus on working conditions. If you don’t like the working conditions find another job. Strikes will probably occur because they don’t like passengers talking back and would like laws past outlawing it. Shutting down all the travel across the country is a quick way to achieve your objective is it not? People stranded will be yelling to give them their demands. Currently passengers are subjected to court for saying no, and they win; that will probably change.
Who was the moron who though this would be good or beneficial for the American public?
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.