DeMint: ‘Unionization’ a threat to airport security

By David Edwards
Sunday, December 27, 2009 10:32 EDT
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A Republican senator from South Carolina has used the attempted attack on a airplane bound for Detroit as an excuse to voice opposition to unions. Sen. Jim DeMint told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that unionization was a threat to airport security because collective bargaining prevents flexibility.

“We have to outthink the terrorists and when we formed the airport security system, we realized we could not use collective bargaining and unionization because of that need to be flexible. Yet, that appears to be the top priority now of the administration,” said DeMint Sunday.

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Dec. 27, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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