Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Why Is The TSA Still Insisting....

that there is no danger from the airport body scanners?

The European Commission has ban the use of these machines and this decision affects every airport in Europe.

A recent PBS Newshour/ProPublica report, stated: "Research suggests that anywhere from six to 100 U.S. airline passengers each year could get cancer from the machines."

Maybe the TSA knows better than our overseas partners. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Still Too many Problems After 10 Years!

When will the TSA hire someone who can connect all the dots?

In another example, of poor management and communication regarding the sharing of information from the TSA to stakeholders, a report was released on November 21 from the GAO that focused on a glaring discrepancy.

It seems that the TSA has set up a department, called the "Transportation Sector Network Management", that is suppose to share information. The only problem is these officials were unsure of their roles! So, what were they doing instead of what they were hired to do? How about some accountability? There is no acceptable excuse for this!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Our Class Act of a Management Team Just Keeps..

sticking it to our part timers!

Our part timers initially had a work week of 25 hours and had it reduced to 21 hours. Now, it has been reduced to 20 hours per week and any overtime slots are first offered to the full time employees.

How can a 20 hour work week help to pay any of your bills? When you add the cost of parking to the mix even less is left. We have talked to several part timers and they are less than thrilled.

We also have heard that CAS will be hiring 16 full timers which does not include the part timers.

How about making these part timers full time employees and then hire part time replacements for them?

Just another example of a class act!

Monday, November 21, 2011

We may all rest easy now!

The TSA Administrator, Mr. John Pistole, has recently stated that there is no need for any additional testing, by an outside laboratory, to allay the uneasiness of the flying public about the safety of the full body scanners. We guess, that includes all of us, who are exposed to this so called "safe radiation."

Somehow, we are not satisfied with his lack of concern or his assurances, are you?,0,3721876.story

Saturday, November 12, 2011

80 Billion and Climbing!

U.S spy agencies spent close to 55 billion in 2011 for security related operations

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Have you ever wondered why....

our part time employees are getting health care benefits? Well, it's not because of anything that our wonderful union has done. And it isn't because CAS thinks that it is the right thing to do. It is because of something called the " Quality Standards Program" and becomes effective 30 days after your start date.

(SFO has a requirement, under the QSP, that covers "covered" employees. If you provide security services you are a covered employee.)

So, if the union tries to take credit for this benefit you can tell them that you know better.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Let's Not Let The Truth Get In The Way!

Rep. John Mica is continuing with his tirade against the TSA and is attempting to overstep his boundaries. Luckily, he is being met head on by other members of Congress. Does anyone else ever wonder why he seems to have nothing else on his plate? When will he ever stop listening to Gee Bee?

And why is he "highlighting" these, according to him, the idiotic methods and procedures of the TSA? Does all this stem from the need for a more visible national platform? What are his real motivations?