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Airline Jobs, National Security at Risk by Bush Plan Allowing Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 202/262-3854 MichaelB@ttd.org AFL-CIO Transportation Leader Testifies at House Hearing Washington, D.C. – The Bush administration’s controversial plan to allow foreign control of U.S. airlines “weakens the aviation industry at the worst possible time,” threatens national security, and violates existing law, Edward Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades […]

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House Panel Rebuffs Bush Plan Allowing Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Threats to National and Economic Security Prompt Bipartisan Action Washington, D.C. – The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), on the House Appropriations Committee directing the Bush administration, for 120 days, to not carry out its plan to […]

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Transportation Labor: Congress Must Suspend Plan to Turn U.S. Port Operations over to Dubai-Based Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 202/262-3854 MichaelB@ttd.org White House Veto Threat “Dangerously Out of Touch” with Bipartisan Security Concerns Washington, D.C. . . . The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), in response to the Bush administration decision allowing a company owned by […]

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AFL-CIO Airline Unions Support FAA Workers, Endorse Obama Bill Ensuring Fairness in Collective Bargaining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 202/262-3854 MichaelB@ttd.org Washington, D.C. — Decrying a contentious approach to labor-management relations and a short-sighted emphasis on cost-savings over safety by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), AFL-CIO airline unions today held a joint press conference to show their support for FAA employees and their unions. The unions — representing […]

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Bush Amtrak Budget Shortchanges Passengers, Scapegoats Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Washington, D.C. . . . The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department, (TTD), in response to the Bush administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2007 budget of $900 million for Amtrak. “Once again the Bush administration is attempting to bankrupt Amtrak, […]

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Railroad Safety in Desperate Need of Reform and Oversight

Transportation labor testifies at Congressional hearing, the first step toward updating expired federal rail safety laws Washington, D.C. – Congress must overcome the railroad industry’s decade-long campaign to block common sense safety legislation and make clear that profits do not trump safety. “It is simply disgraceful that over a decade has passed since our nation’s […]

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Transportation Workers to Mobilize Behind Obama Bill Ensuring Fairness in FAA Collective Bargaining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 202/262-3854 MichaelB@ttd.org Washington, D.C. . . . The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), endorsing legislation introduced yesterday by Senators Barack Obama (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Daniel Inouye (D-HI), denying the Federal Aviation Administration […]

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Transportation Labor Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 202/262-3854 MichaelB@ttd.org Washington, D.C. B The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2006 we pause to honor a courageous pioneer in the fight for a […]

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Transportation Labor Tells Bush Administration: Scrap Plan Allowing Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 202/262-3854 MichaelB@ttd.org Jobs and National Security at Risk Washington, D.C. – AFL-CIO transportation unions today called on the Bush administration to withdraw its flawed and controversial proposal allowing foreign interests to control U.S. airlines.  Citing economic and national security concerns and clear contradiction to existing law, Edward Wytkind, […]

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Recess Appointments to Amtrak Board of Directors are "Triumph of Cronyism over Competence"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 202/262-3854 MichaelB@ttd.org Washington, D.C. . . . The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), in response to President Bush using recess appointments to re-name Enrique Sosa and Floyd Hall to the Amtrak Board of Directors. “The President’s reappointment […]

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