Travel Security Update.
Senate to vote today on union rights for screeners The Senate plans to vote today on whether to extend the right to unionize to airport screeners. The White House and TSA officials oppose giving screeners the right to unionize, saying it would weaken security planning and response. Supporters of the measure note that union contracts cannot stop an agency from redeploying workers. The legislation also includes a proposal for a "registered traveler program" based on biometric and background screening. Mar 6, 2007
Gun-smuggling incident prompts lawmakers to call for review Two Orlando International Airport employees were charged with smuggling guns aboard a flight bound for Puerto Rico, prompting a House lawmaker to call for a federal review of airport security. Meanwhile, Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee proposed legislation for a pilot program to screen airport workers. Mar 9, 2007 03/12/2007
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