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The Dispute over Security Screeners and Unions

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The Dispute over Security Screeners and Unions

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The Dispute over Security Screeners and Unions

The Dispute over Security Screeners and Unions

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The new Democratic congressional majority is trying to give federal airport screeners the right to collective bargaining. Screeners who want to be represented by a union say they are subject to favoritism and other abuses, and need a union to stand up for them.

The Transportation Safety Administration says it needs to keep unions out so it can keep flexibility in staffing in case of emergencies.