Defend Fair Elections for Railroad Workers

The House of Representatives will soon vote on an aviation safety and jobs bill that aims to repeal new and fair union election rules for aviation and rail workers. There’s a lot on the line with a newly elected Congress, and they need to hear from TCU members about the disastrous changes they are considering for union elections under the National Mediation Board (NMB).

A long-standing injustice was made right in 2010 when the NMB changed union election rules for airline and rail workers. The NMB now allows a majority of workers who actually vote to decide the outcome of elections and has stopped counting those who didn’t participate as a vote against the union. The attempt in the House of Representatives to repeal the NMB’s common-sense rule change must be defeated. Tell them no!

“It is hard to believe how un-American these members of congress can be! They should have to face the same rule for their elections…and then you would hear them say how truly wrong it is to count a person who does not vote as a no,” said TCU President Bob Scardelletti.

Click here to write to your Representative, and tell them to defend fair union elections for aviation and rail workers. Do not reverse the new NMB rules!

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