Union targeting GOP lawmakers on FAA bill over Thanksgiving holiday

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"At issue is a group of ideologically extreme Republican Members of Congress, who along with Delta Air Lines remain unwilling to remove a contentious and unrelated provision about union elections from the FAA legislation," the CWA announcement continued. "As a result, their obsession with union busting threatens to derail the benefits of the long-term FAA legislation for the foreseeable future."

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.

The lawmakers being targeted are Rep. Mica; Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.); Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.); Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.); Rep. Sean DuffySean Patrick DuffyMarch for Our Lives to leave empty seats for lawmakers at town halls GOP lawmaker: 'Of course' Dems will impeach Trump if they take control of House Longtime manager of Bon Iver to run for Congress in Wisconsin: report MORE (R-Wis.); Rep. Blake Farenhold (R-Texas); Rep. Jim GerlachJames (Jim) GerlachPa. GOP 'disappointed' by rep retiring after filing deadline Pennsylvania Republican Costello won't seek reelection Republican Pa. congressman won't seek reelection: report MORE (R-Pa.); Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.); Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.); Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.); Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.); Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa); Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.); Rep. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoHouse lawmakers to unveil water resources bill on Friday Trump makes Manchin top target for midterms Overnight Energy: Pruitt to face Senate panel | Grassley might ask Pruitt to resign | Interior to use drones to fight wildfires MORE (R-W.Va.); Rep. Tom PetriThomas (Tom) Evert PetriBreak the cycle of partisanship with infant, child health care programs Combine healthcare and tax reform to bring out the best in both Overnight Tech: Internet lobby criticizes GOP privacy bill | Apple sees security requests for user data skyrocket | Airbnb beefs up lobbying MORE (R-Wis.); Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.); Rep. Reid RibbleReid James RibbleWith Trump, conservatives hope for ally in 'War on Christmas' GOP rushes to embrace Trump House stays Republican as GOP limits losses MORE (R-Wis.); and Rep. David SchweikertDavid SchweikertRepublican candidate favored in Arizona special House election Ryan leaves legacy of tax cuts and deficits Paul Ryan’s successor must embrace the House Freedom Caucus MORE (R-Ariz.).