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.
It's now or never; today, the House is going to vote again on Fast Track-and we're hearing it's going to come down to the wire.
Following effective worker lobbying, meetings, phone calls and 10,000 post cards, RTW legislation was defeated by a 90-52 margin in the state House.
Unions and their allies are doubling up their pressure on Congress to derail Fast Track for good.
The TPP deal would trash workers' rights, kill jobs, and open the floodgates to new rounds of outsourcing.