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JFK Workers Say Security Searches Are Rushed

Thursday, September 27, 2012

JFK Airport security workers charge they're often rushed to complete searches of planes for items left behind by passengers.

The New York Times says the allegations are contained in a formal complaint set to be filed with the Transportation Security Administration on Thursday.

The complaint is being filed by 30 of the 120 workers employed at Kennedy by a contractor, Global Elite Group of Garden City, Long Island.

Their duties include looking for items left behind, including weapons, explosives and drugs. They're supposed to open every overhead bin, flip down each tray table and search all back seat pockets.

They say if a plane arrives behind schedule they are pushed to rush through the searches.

Global Elite said "We would never put the flying public at risk, ever, ever."

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