CWA uses FAA dispute to go to bat for unions


After the congressional battle over the debt ceiling was resolved, another funding battle cropped up over the Federal Aviation Administration. Communications Workers of America is taking action. It is concerned about language it says has nothing to do with funding FAA and everything to do with busting unions.

Legislative maneuvering was rampant prior to the annual congressional summer recess, and a temporary fix was installed, with the real battle expected to resume again in about two weeks.

In a blow struck on behalf of unions in general, CWA will be targeting 25 Republican representatives with direct mail and robocall campaigns with a reported six-figure campaign.

CWA says House Republicans are acting on behalf of corporate donors that do have a dog in the fight, such as Delta Airlines.

John Mica (R-FL) is a prime target, since he is Chairman of the Transportation committee.

Also on the list for CWA attention:
Paul Gosar (R-AZ)
David Schweikert (R-AZ)
Dan Lungren (R-CA)
Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)
Tom Latham (R-IA)
Randy Hultgren (R-IL)
Bobby Schilling (R-IL)
Andy Harris (R-MD)
Erik Paulsen (R-MN)
Chip Cravaack (R-MN)
Frank Guinta (R-NH)
Charlie Bass (R-NH)
Leonard Lance (R-NJ)
Joe Heck (R-NV.)
Nan Hayworth (R-NY)
Richard Hanna (R-NY)
Tom Reed (R-NY)
Jim Gerlach (R-PA)
Mike Fitzpatrick R- (PA)
Lou Barletta (R-PA)
Charlie Dent (R-PA)
Blake Farenthold (R-TX)
Jaime Herrera-Beutler (R-WA)
Sean Duffy (R-WI)