Senate Vote on FAA Reauthorization Caves into Anti-Union Ideological Agenda
The vote on the FAA Reauthorization bill has concluded. Unfortunately, the bill passed with the anti-union provisions intact.
With this vote, the Senate has caved into the ideological agenda of House Speaker John Boehner. Boehner and too many others saw fit to take an otherwise good bill, a bill that should be about jobs, and use this process to destroy workers' rights. Workers shouldn't have to choose between jobs and rights, but that’s the result of today's vote.
House Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi, George Miller and other leaders fought back against this attack, and with 155 Democratic colleagues, stood up for democracy and workers' rights. They championed democracy at work, and we’ll remember that in November.
Radical anti-union Republican members of Congress have launched a sneak attack on collective bargaining rights for airline and railroad workers. They've included drastic changes to existing labor law in a bill that is designed to enhance aviation safety and security.
And they are just hours from getting their way.
The legislation passed the House of Representatives on Friday. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. George Miller and 157 Democrats stood strong for workers’ rights, but the the right-wing majority prevailed. The Senate will debate the bill and vote today.
We can stop this in the Senate TODAY if 41 Senators say enough is enough and demand that the bill be sent back for revision to remove the anti-union attack, which is unrelated to the purpose of the bill.
Watch CWA President Larry Cohen explain what's at stake, then use our form below to write your Senators today or call 1-888-516-5820 and make sure that these changes are removed from the FAA Reauthorization bill.
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