The American Federation of Government Employees and the TSA reached the first of it's kind labor agreement last week granting collective bargaining rights to 45,000 agents. In addition to the fact that unionization invariably raises expenses while lowering efficiency, THIS particular agreement will be another bill on the American tax payer. Even those of us who can't afford to fly will have a portion of our tax bill going to cover benefits for fed employees who offer those of us who don't fly absolutely ZERO service in return. Since 911 and the very first reports of piss poor performance and in some cases criminal activity in the TSA, we've heard muffled squeaks from some airports about going private with their security. What happened to all that? What federal "incentives" or threats were made that so quickly put the kibosh on privatization to the point that the continued molestations in airport security lines are now NEVER met with threats to privatize? And now these people are going to unionize at MY expense while taking their place in Washington next to all the other union puppet masters?