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Truckers call reps to REMOVE FAA bill’s Anti Trucker wage amendments

Jun
30,
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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)
No Fisher or Denham Amendments!
Call Your Reps Government Switchboard.
Tell them to SAY NO TO FAA (F4A) bill with Anti-Trucker Wage Preemption Amendment (Denham language) 202-224-3121

This is what we should say when we call our Representatives
 As a trucker, I’m against the Denham amendment 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 U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation voted onJune 29 to advance FAA reauthorization legislation.
The House bill that was approved by committee on June 28th.

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 4 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 4 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 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

As ATA pushes to keep driver wages down. What will you do drivers?

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT  the Anti Trucker wage bill?

 

 

 

 

 

InfoGraphic-STOP New Legislation-Truck Driver Wages at Risk
http://askthetrucker.com/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
http://askthetrucker.com/congressional-law-could-further-hurt-driver-wages-if-no-action-is-taken/

ATA wants Federal Laws- Truckers Say NO! Give states the power
http://askthetrucker.com/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
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/truthabouttrucking/2017/02/03/trucker-wages-the-devastating-affects-if-congress-amends-f4a

Truck Driver Pay Under Siege
http://www.slideshare.net/TruckerDesiree/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/

2017 FAA bill

Call your Reps!! Say NO to the 2017 FAA anti trucker wage preemption amendment

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Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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