Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Senate vote allows TSA to move ahead with collective bargaining

From the Washington Post:
The Senate on Tuesday rejected an amendment that would have blocked Transportation Security Administration employees from having collective-bargaining rights, handing a victory to Democrats and labor groups.

The amendment, which was sponsored by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)and attached to a Federal Aviation Administration funding bill, was defeated on a straight party-line vote, with all 47 Republicans voting in favor and all 51 Democrats present voting against the measure. Two Democrats, Sens. John F. Kerry (Mass.) and Mark Pryor (Ark.), did not vote.

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