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AFGE’s Cox: Privatizing Airport Screeners Doesn’t Work

WASHINGTON–Privatizing the nation’s airport screeners – beyond the 18 airports where private security firms already run screening – doesn’t work, the president of the union that represents the rest of the nation’s screeners says. It’s also dangerous, he warns. Not only that, AFGE President J. David Cox pointed out in a subsequent interview, there were four hijackings of airliners on one fatal day – the al-Qaeda attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 – before screeners became public workers, and none since.

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