WFI Release: U.S. House Stands Up For Workers

The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) today released the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives voting down an amendment in support of the National Mediation Board’s recent ruling undoing nearly a century of precedent requiring majority support to form a collective bargaining unit in the airline and railroad industries, as well as passing the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 with language reversing the regulatory agency’s ruling:

“Today, workers won and Big Labor lost, plain and simple.  The message sent by the U.S. House of Representatives to regulatory agencies such as the National Mediation Board and National Labor Relations Board is unambiguous and unmistakable: we will undo your handouts to union bosses,” said Katie Gage, executive director of the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI).  “With the U.S. House voting down an amendment that would have upheld the National Mediation Board’s ruling allowing a minority of workers to dictate whether a collective bargaining unit had been formed and passing the FAA Reauthorization Act, workers in the airline and railroad industries can claim victory.  The fight now continues to secure Congressional passage and pressure the White House to sign legislation their political benefactors oppose, but the American people support.”

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