Obama threatens veto of FAA bill over labor provision

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Posted: Mar 30, 2011 7:12 PM
Obama threatens veto of FAA bill over labor provision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama would veto sweeping aviation legislation if Republicans succeed in gutting a federal rule favorable to airline and railroad union organizing, the White House said on Wednesday.

"The administration is committed to help working Americans exercise their right to organize under a fair and free process," the White House said in a statement outlining its position on the bill outlining U.S. aviation policies that is under consideration in the House of Representatives.

The chamber is expected to vote this week on an amendment to strip a proposal in the bill that would reverse a federal labor ruling last year making it easier for unions in the airline and railroad industries to organize.

(Reporting by John Crawley; Editing by Gary Hill)