Tuesday, March 23, 2010

FAA Reauthorization Bill Passes in Senate

The creation of approximately 125,000 jobs per year is closer to reality, now that the U.S. Senate has passed the FAA Reauthorization bill. A key component of this bill is that it will create 125,000 jobs per year by providing more funds for airport construction. Congress still has some work on the bill--the House and Senate versions have to be reconciled and that could take weeks. Hopefully the final version will contain a key provision called the Express Carrier Employee Protection Act, which would place freight and package-delivery industry workers under the appropriate labor laws, making it easier for them to form unions.