Tomorrow the House of Representatives is slated to begin consideration of the FAA Reauthorization Bill, which includes a provision to overturn a ruling by the National Mediation Board that fundamentally changed the way the airline and railroad industries unionize.
Representatives Steven LaTourette (R-OH) and Jerry Costello (D-IL) will offer an amendment to strip section 903 of the bill which reverses the NMB’s recent ruling. In a ‘payback’ to Big Labor, the NMB ruling upended nearly a century of precedent whereby a majority of workers are required to form a collective bargaining unit as opposed to only a majority of those voting.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute has issued an alert stating they will evaluate this vote on their labor scorecard and the Workforce Fairness Institute stands with CEI to ensure that Congress is standing up to Big Labor.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute announced today that it will update its Congressional Labor Scorecard with scores for Members’ votes on a proposed amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2011 (H.R. 658). The amendment, brought by Reps. Steven C. LaTourette (R-OH) and Jerry Costello (D-Ill.) to the floor this week, seeks to remove Section 903 from the bill. Section 903 would reverse the National Mediation Board’s (NMB) unilateral change of the Railway Labor Act’s voting rules for union organizing elections—a change which the NMB carried out without approval from Congress.
Representatives will receive a positive score by voting No on the amendment.
Representatives LaTourette and Costello have decided to stand with the Union Bosses instead of the workers in their districts. Tell your Representative to stand with workers and against Big Labor’s agenda of forced unionization.