Redmond will have 31 screeners
and one onsite manager, he said.
In undercover stings, officials pack bags full of travel items, and suspicious ones, and put them through security to see whether the screeners
can spot them.
This is ironic advice indeed, given that TSA screeners
are supposedly there to protect the public.
On an appeal to the TSA's Disciplinary Review Board, AFGE argued that the TSA failed to provide meaningful notice to the screener
The Senate bill proposed to federalize the 28,000 screeners
now in service, resulting in background checks, better training and better pay.
The MPAA claimed that such screeners
could be used for movie piracy, but many voters - not to mention folks affiliated with studio-owned art house subsidiaries such as Universal's Focus Features and Disney's Miramax Films - saw it as a move by rich studios to put films with lower promotional budgets at a disadvantage in awards races.
The decision to wrongfully terminate these screeners
is being made at the same time TSA is lobbying Congress for $10 million to stem the abnormally high attrition rate at the agency," AFGE National President John Gage said.
group of companies, today announced the launch of Secure Online Screeners
, an efficient and economical way for rights-holders to safely submit short and feature-length films to festivals, and for festivals to manage their incoming submissions, entirely over the Internet.
Unlike conventional screeners
using band-clamp arrangements, these can be more difficult to dismantle and often require tools.
, according to the author, are just there for the paycheck--$15 an hour to start, plus "tons of overtime" filling in for no-shows--and the benefits, including generous amounts of vacation and sick time and a near impossibility of being fired unless they get caught stealing from passengers.
Los Angeles Airport TSA screeners
arrested on drug and corruption charges Two security screeners
at Los Angeles Airport have been arrested on drug trafficking and corruption charges, accused of taking bribes to allow large narcotic shipments through the airport.
Trade union International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) announced on Wednesday that 1,624 screeners
at Toronto's Pearson International Airport will now become union members, following authorisation from the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB).