5 TSA workers were fired and 38 suspended for failing to perform random screenings last year at the Ft. Myers airport.
The 43, a combination of front-line screeners and supervisors, represent about 15 percent of the roughly 280 TSA employees at the airport.
.. “It’s the random secondary [check] that did not happen,” he said. “At no time was a traveler’s safety at risk and there was no impact on flight operations.”
Rather boggles the mind.
- A few bad apples who in no way undermine the hard work that thousands of men and women at the TSA do to keep us safe, day in and day out.
- It takes a lot to reach the disciplinary stage, and that happened with 15% of the workforce at this airport. In how many other cases did they simply lack sufficient evidence?
- And TSA employees were allowed to unionize, and the union is being granted greater bargaining rights.
- How long did it take to investigate, while it was suspected that 15% of the employees weren’t performing their screening duties?
- If the TSA concedes that safety was never at risk, then they concede the procedures themselves are not necessary for safety. Why are we engaged in security theatre?
- Why wasn’t I flying through Ft. Myers more often?!