Transportation Security Administration workers have some unlikely allies in their struggle to organize: A pair of pro football players. Noting the need for labor solidarity across industries, one current and one retired Washington Redskin are speaking out in favor of the much-maligned airport security workers.
A Huffington Post story says TSA workers are angry about what they say are problematic pay raise and disciplinary systems, as well as understaffing.
TSA administrator granted the workers collective bargaining rights in February, and the next step for the employees is to form a union. “With the lockout going on, it’s good to come out and support a fellow union, even though we’re not recognized anymore,” the current player said, referencing the NFL Players Association decertification amid its ongoing dispute with the league.
Washington Redskins, TSA Agents Find Unlikely Solidarity [Huffington Post]