NEA, AFT, and AFSA lobbied their lawmakers long and hard to change the No Child Left Behind law.
"It's the height of hypocrisy to accept voluntary contributions from hardworking union members and then turn their backs on the unions."
Thousands of retired Teamsters have been blasted this month by major cuts to their pensions.
The bill allows workers to unionize through a simple majority card-check vote and ensures that companies can't stop a union from forming by denying a first contract.
Trumka says a wide-ranging coalition has already formed and is growing, to stop the scheme.
With another government shutdown looming, federal workers' unions are advising their members on how to cope with a sudden halt to their paychecks.
"Hard-working families can't afford to have the financial industry and government creating a cozy relationship that allows Wall Street to write its own rules."
If HR1994 becomes law, the VA would in essence return to the spoils system of the 1800s, where bosses could fire workers for political reasons - or none at all.
"Nurse-to-patient ratios is sound public policy, raising the bar for public safety."
The legislation is important both for jobs creation and to repair and replace the nation's crumbling infrastructure and to repair, replace and upgrade bus and subway systems.