URGENT!! TIME TO CALL NOW. WE ONLY HAVE A FEW DAYS TO STOP THIS!! 202-224-3121
Tell your Reps to SAY NO to FAA reauthorization bill’s Anti Trucker wage amendment (State preemption,meal & rest break Amendment)
Call Your Legislatures! US Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121
As a trucker, I’m against the Denham and the Fisher amendments
to the FAA bill which will nullify state laws that require trucking
companies to pay for rest breaks, detention time, and all time working.
These amendments work against the interests of trucker rights to be paid
for all time worked and are also anti state’s rights and anti safety.
The bad news for truckers is that The Senate Commerce Committee passed Senator Deb Fischer’s (R-Neb) amendment which contained an anti trucker language; state preemption with meal & rest language. This amendment will prevent drivers from ever being paid for all time. The amendment was accepted by voice vote.
The FAA reauthorization legislation was later passed and will now be reported to the Senate floor where it will be taken up after the July 4th recess. That’s just days away!
On Tuesday, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee (T&I) passed its FAA bill after a long 9 hour markup. The bill, the 21st Century AIRR Act (H.R. 2997), was approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with a 32-25 vote and will now be considered for a vote on the floor of the House.
This bill, which will be brought up by the FULL HOUSE after the July 4th recess,
is also expected to have the anti-trucker language. Congressman Jeff Denham (R-California) is expected to once again offer his poison amendment, which will add in the F4A preemption, to prevent any hope for driver wage reform.
If you remember, it was Jeff Denham who first introduced the Denham Amendment in the FAST ACT where it failed to pass. Read more about this poison amendment
“How to Ensure Fair Trucker Wages in the 2015 Transportation Bill”
T&I Chairman Shuster is expected to give Denham his support for the amendment when offered on the floor. CALL YOUR REPS
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT the Anti Trucker wage bill?
InfoGraphic-STOP New Legislation-Truck Driver Wages at Risk
Video 1 #TruckDrriverWages : Say “No” to additional Federal Law to Preempt State Labor Laws #ELD #HOS #Detention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxczF0vyV-k
Video 2 Say NO to Section 134, HR-5394 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqNOZDWO3xU&feature=youtu.be
Congressional Law could further hurt driver wages IF no action is taken Infographic post
ATA wants Federal Laws- Truckers Say NO! Give states the power
F4A Trucker Wages Video: No Preempting State Labor Laws http://nkbjinfonetllc.com/media-solutions/f4a-trucker-wages/
Trucker Wages: The Devastating affects if Congress amends F4A
Truck Driver Pay Under Siege
The ATA Plays Off of the Ignorance of Drivers ( by Pat Hockaday) http://www.truckersunited.org/f4a-legislation.html
PDF Version http://www.truckersunited.org/uploads/5/1/0/9/51094015/f4a_presentation.pdf
FaceBook Page Kill Federal Overreach on Trucker Wages https://www.facebook.com/KillFederalOverreachOnTruckerWages/
“ATA counting on driver apathy to get Anti-Trucker Wage bill passed” http://askthetrucker.com/ata-counting-on-driver-apathy-to-get-anti-trucker-bill-passed/
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