Orlando International Airport could soon see private security replace TSA

Officials at Orlando International Airport are looking to replace the Transportation Security Administration with a private company.

The board that oversees airport operations, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, held a vote on Wednesday, passing a motion to start the privatization process.  The TSA union is not happy with the plan.

“While we had hoped the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority would work with members of Congress at improving management at TSA, and would listen to the working people most affected by this vote, the board instead voted to begin the dangerous proposition of outsourcing security in Orlando,” said American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr.

The board also discussed problems with wait times at security checkpoints.  However, TSA screeners pushed back, pointing to management issues which they say could be corrected from within.