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House Rejects White House Strategy to Starve Amtrak

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 TTD Applauds Passage of LaTourette-Oberstar Amendment to Increase Funding WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), regarding the 266-158 vote to save our national passenger rail system: “The vote last night to […]

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Transportation Labor Lauds Overwhelming Vote on Latourette Bill to Restore Fairness in FAA Bargaining

For Further Information Contact Robin L. Wolfgang 202.628.9262 Vows to Continue Push for Legislation WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), regarding the 271-148 vote taken last night by Congress in favor of H.R 5449 to send the National Air Traffic Controllers […]

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Administration Forces Senate, House to Drop Language Barring Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD- AFL- CIO 202.628.9262 WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), regarding the action taken by Congress – in acquiescence to Administration demands – to drop language from the supplemental appropriations to prevent foreign control […]

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FAA Illegally Imposes Contract on Air Traffic Controllers; TTD Condemns FAA Action Days Before Congressional Vote

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD- AFL- CIO 202.628.9262 WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), regarding the action taken today by the Federal Aviation Administration to unilaterally impose a contract on its 14,500 Air Traffic Controllers without Union consent: […]

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Bush Supplemental Proposed Rule Still Seeks to Turn Over Control Of U.S. Airlines to Foreign Interests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 202/628-9262 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 Administration’s supplemental proposed rule on the foreign control of U.S. airlines. “The supplemental proposed rule unveiled yesterday by the Department of Transportation changes very little: the rule […]

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Senate Panel Blocks Bush Plan Allowing Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 202/628-9262 Momentum Building on Capitol Hill; Bipartisan Concern over Threats to National and Economic Security Washington, D.C. – The following statement was issued by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), on the Senate Appropriations Committee today prohibiting the Bush administration, through October 1 of this year, from […]

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Public School "Reform" Targets Essential Services, Including Transportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 202/628-9262 “Smear Campaign” Offers Unworkable Plan Washington, DC –A movement to enact state legislation dictating the nature of local public school spending is a “sinister attack on vital public school services” which could force cuts in vital services, including bus transportation for students, the Executive Committee of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades […]

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Bush Administration "Shirking its Responsibility" for Port Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 202/628-9262 Serious Gaps Remain Unaddressed Washington, DC –Saying that the Bush administration is “shirking its responsibility to fund and enforce the port security laws and regulations of this nation,” transportation labor leaders today called upon Congress to step in to ensure greater security at our nation’s ports. In addressing the recent […]

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Congress Must Reject Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 White House Plan Threatens National Security, Jobs Washington, DC –Saying that “in a post 9/11 world, it is simply irresponsible to allow foreign interests to control key components of our transportation system,” transportation labor leaders today urged Congress to stop the Bush administration’s proposal to allow foreign interests […]

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Congress Must Restore Fairness to FAA Collective Bargaining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 202/628-9262 FAA Management Threatens Safety, Maligns Workers Washington, DC –Equating the Federal Aviation Administration’s “scorched-earth” approach to collective bargaining to the “irresponsible conduct from anti-worker corporate giants like Wal-Mart,” transportation labor leaders today called upon Congress to pass bipartisan legislation which would ensure fairness in FAA labor-management negotiations. At its biannual […]

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