[image: Flra]http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341bfae553ef0133f6276591970b-piLast week, the FLRA issued a major decision that allows TSA security employees to vote on unionization. In the case, *U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security*http://www.flra.gov/system/files/decisions/Decision%2065%20FLRA%20No%2053.pdf, the FLRA (with one dissenter) rejected the National Rights to Work LDF's argument that unionization would pose a threat to national security. The crux of the decision was that although no union, under the Under Secretary for Security's statutory discretion, can collectively bargain for the employees, a union can still serve of representational functions (e.g., pursue grievances or act as a *Weingarten* representative). Moreover, Congress did not exclude security employees from the FLRA, as it did for CIA, FBI and other workers. Thus, although a union's ability to represent employees is limited, there is nothing completely barring union representation.
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