|House Republicans shut down the FAA over their insistence that any bill to reauthorize the agency also include an anti-union provision that would make it harder for employees at airlines and railroads to organize. One of the biggest corporate proponents of this anti-union provision is Delta Airlines, which has been fighting for years to stave off unionization (and is currently under investigation for tampering with union elections). Ironically, the GOP shut down the FAA due to Delta's anti-union demands, and Delta is now profiting off of the FAA shutdown
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