As Congress returns to Washington this week to resume legislative business, the rights of workers in the airline and railway industries are at stake.
Recently, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee favorably reported H.R. 658, the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011, out of committee. This piece of legislation is a positive first step in putting an end to the bailouts the Union Bosses continue to seek in Washington. H.R. 658 includes a provision that would end the forced unionization of workers which was mandated by the National Mediation Board (NMB) when it upended nearly a century of labor policy .
The FAA Reauthorization currently awaits consideration in the House of Representatives, and it would reverse the NMB’s actions which stated only a majority of those voting are required to create a bargaining unit versus a majority of the entire workplace. This forces unionization on workers and hurts our economy.
The House of Representatives should act swiftly and pass this legislation and reverse the NMB’s forced unionization rule change.