By Keith Laing - 11/22/11 09:49 PM EST
The CWA and Democrats in Congress have accused House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) and other Republicans of pushing to include language in a long-term FAA bill that would make it harder for transportation workers to unionize on behest of Delta.
The FAA, which last had a long-term reauthorization bill passed in 2004, has had 22 short-term extensions of its funding. The shutdown of the agency this summer led to about 4,000 workers being furloughed for 13 days and was estimated to have cost the federal government $30 million per day in lost sales taxes on airline tickets.
The CWA is the parent group for the union for flight attendants.
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