Aviation unions are battling with congressional leadership over the next head of the Federal Aviation Administration. Former Air Line Pilots Association president Duane Woerth was seen as some as a front-runner to lead the agency, but lately, Robert T. Herbert, a longtime aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has made a serious push for the job. Woerth is heavily favored by union leaders who long have struggled with the FAA over pay and work rules.

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