TSA’s Pistole on unions, screeners and patdowns

This interview originally aired on Aug. 13, 2010.

The holiday travel season continues, and the Transportation Security Administration continues to take criticism for enhanced security checks at airports — including those pat downs.

John Pistole has been the TSA helm since July, joining an agency embroiled with battles over collective bargaining rights and over the role body scanners should play in airports.

Federal News Radio first spoke with Pistole not long after he took office.