TSA Workers Can Unionize, Can't Strike

A major development in labor policy: Transportation Security Administration workers can now unionize. It was previously thought that collective bargaining for airport security workers would pose a security risk, but TSA Administrator John Pistole announced today that they can unionize. One important detail: TSA workers can't actually strike.

From Pistole's announcement, posted online today:

Consistent with the public good and the provisions of ATSA, no employee or union may participate in a strike or assert the right to strike. This prohibition applies to work slowdowns, concerted call-outs, and any other conduct viewed as a collective job action.

Read Pistole's full announcement below:

TSA Determination
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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