This week, the House Education and Workforce
Committee led by the GOP considered several bills that significantly undermined critical labor protections and weakened workers’ ability to organize. These anti-worker bills are yet another attack
on the freedom to negotiate for fair wages, benefits, and working conditions. These harmful policies must be prevented from
becoming law. House and Senate committees approved vastly
different approaches to the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. The House, following President Trump’s lead, decided to pursue a risky path to privatization of the FAA, spinning it out to a quasi-private entity, which AFSCME opposes. The Senate renewed the FAA without the risky privatization scheme. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was forced to postpone the vote on his health care bill after several Republicans balked at voting for it. But McConnell is hard at work, trying to make backroom deals to line up the votes he needs. Now more than ever, we need to tell our senators to oppose this bill.