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Today - labor unions are saying that Democrats in the Senate have "sold out" workers by agreeing to demands by House Republicans that make it harder for transportation workers with the FAA to unionize. Rather than just passing a simple funding measure for the FAA - like all previous Congresses have done with no problem - Republicans in the House instead decided to hold the funding hostage until Democrats agreed to insert anti-union provisions in the funding measure. And in 75-20 vote today in the Senate - the Democrats caved - and passed the funding bill - complete with its anti-union language. For more on this story - and exactly what's at stake for transportation workers across the nation - Thom is joined by George Kohl - Legislative Director with the Communication Workers of America