Reforms set for takeoff

Obama era could bring new respect, needed changes to the unfairly maligned TSA

December 22, 2008|By Ron Moore

A new day for the Transportation Security Administration is nearly upon us, and I couldn't be happier - or more concerned.

The founding president of the nationwide union local for transportation security officers, I worked for 5 1/2 years at BWI Thurgood Marshall International Airport. As the first airport in the nation to be staffed by the TSA, we saw more fits and starts and growing pains than any other airport. We adapted to turnover in leadership, changes in standard operating procedures and endless construction work. I left the TSA in late 2007 to work as a union organizer with my heart and my hopes still with those at BWI.


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