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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - National Mediation Board
The National Mediation Board (NMB) is an independent agency of the United States government that coordinates labor-management relations within the U.S. railroad and airline industries. - Source: Wikipedia
A federal appeals court has overturned a judge's ruling that had blocked a union election among nearly 10,000 employees at American Airlines.
Federal safety regulators are investigating complaints that the throttles can stick on Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute SUVS and cause them to crash.
On Oct. 11, after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had taken extraordinary measures to stall an embarrassing vote as long as possible, the Senate decisively rejected President Obama's "jobs" plan. The same day, in Pittsburgh, Mr. Obama explained to his union allies that he would move forward regardless. "We're not gonna wait for Congress," Mr. Obama explained. "We can act administratively without additional congressional authorization and just get it done." Now we know that part of what he meant was yet another mortgage bailout - one that will cost bond investors billions - via subsidized refinancing.
Unions have good reason to thank President Obama, who has gone to unprecedented lengths to reverse demographic trends and public sentiment to help unions cling to power. In the past 100 years, Americans have never thought less of organized labor. This disenchantment didn't happen overnight - Gallup polls show that Americans increasingly disapprove of labor unions and think they should have less power.
As Congress returns to Washington this week after a monthlong break, lawmakers are preparing for another heated partisan battle to fund the Federal Aviation Administration, with a temporary deal set to expire in less than two weeks and no compromise in sight.
A move by some House Republicans to alter the way rail and airline workers organize could threaten a comprehensive aviation safety bill, continuing the GOP's push back at collective bargaining rights.