Senate Upholds Union Wages in FAA Act

By a 42-55 vote, Senate Amendment 19, which limits the application of the Davis-Bacon Act to the FAA Renewal Act (S. 223), was tabled. It was sponsored by Senators Rand, Vitter, and Alexander. Effectively, any contract work done under the FAA will require any non-union contractor to pay union wages, and eliminates competition from contractors who pay less to their workers.

All Democrat Senators voted to table the Amendment, along with Republican Senators Mike Johanns (NE), Mark Kirk (IL), and Lisa Murkowski (AK).

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