With TSA Administrator John Pistole’s recent go-ahead for TSA workers to vote on collective bargaining, there have been questions about how this decision will affect security and the agency. Here is piece from the Washington Post’s Federal Eye, where Pistole makes clear his thoughts on collective bargaining at TSA.

TSA boss says he’d fire security officers who strike – Washington Post

Transportation Security Administration boss John Pistole said Thursday that he would fire any workers who strike or purposely slow their work over disagreements with the agency’s labor policies, noting that neither option is legally allowed anyway.

“I won’t allow anything that would adversely affect security,” Pistole said Thursday at a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on TSA matters. Republicans grilled him on the specifics of his decision last week to permit limited collective bargaining rights for TSA workers on issues not related to national security.