White House Carries More Water for Big Labor

The President has issued a veto threat on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill because of an effort to restore 75 years of labor law that was overturned by the National Mediation Board. The Board overturned precedent by issuing a new rule that allowed a simple majority of votes cast to determine unionization in those industries, reversing a rule that stood for 75 years that had required the support of a majority of all workers. Congress is looking to restore balance to the law but balance in labor law is not the goal of the Obama Administration.