Monday, December 26, 2011

And The Fight Goes On!

The list of Doctor's and Scientist's against the use of body scanners keeps growing. In an article published yesterday in the SunSentinel, the head of radiology at Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, a Dr. Edward Dauer, focused on specific areas of the body that could be particularly susceptible to these x-rays.

And yet, the TSA seems to be still be refusing to acknowledge what anyone, aside from their own biased sources, has to say about the safety of these machines.

When will they concede to the obvious? These machines are a health threat!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Greedy versus the Needy!

Very shortly, we will know the results of the negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Let's see, if our do nothing union, comes away with something that they can hold their collective heads up high about.

At some point, they should have to prove that they deserve to be kept in place and, that our dues are well spent. Has that day arrived?

There are many things that we would like to see this union walk away with. They know all too well what those things are. It is time for them to represent the dues paying membership adequately.

How about shift differential? What say you?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

So, what is CAS up to?

In less than 2 weeks the new FSD will be on board. Will CAS keep this adversarial relationship with the TSA in place? What are the real reasons behind this openly defiant posture? And why are they doing it now?

For over 8 years CAS has fully complied with the TSA, whether or not, it was written into the contract. Their position now is, "if it is not in the contract, we will not do it!" What is their "ace" in the hole?

And, where is Gerry Berry? Normally, during our Thanksgiving and Xmas luncheon, he is here shaking hands and pretending that he cares about us. Is he out there fanning the flames to have the TSA allow more airports to opt out? Is he planning a strategy with his blood brother Rep. John Mica? Let's see how this all plays out!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Our New FSD will be...

Richard M. Sackett who comes to us from the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport where he held the same position.

He was appointed to his new post at SFO by the Office of Security Operations and the Executive Resources Council.

We look forward to his arrival and wish him the best.