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Transportation Labor Applauds DOT Decision to Withdraw Airline Foreign Control Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For further information contact: Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO 202/628-9262 Proposal Ran Afoul of Longstanding Federal Aviation Law WASHINGTON, DC –  The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, in response to the Department of Transportation’s decision today to withdraw its proposal permitting foreign interests […]

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Transportation Labor Tells House Committee “We Need Mandatory Training Now”

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 WASHINGTON, DC– The lack of any comprehensive, mandatory security training for rail and transit workers five years after September 11, 2001 is “difficult to believe,” a transportation labor leader told a House Subcommittee on Homeland Security today.  Despite multiple attacks on transit and rail systems […]

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Congress Must Stop Amtrak Board’s Reckless Outsourcing Agenda

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 WASHINGTON, DC– Transportation labor leaders today called on Congress to stop Amtrak’s Board from trading away the safety, reliability and efficiency of our national passenger rail system through “destructive and misguided efforts to break-up Amtrak and outsource as many jobs as possible.” At the biannual […]

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Congress Must Improve Cabin Air Quality to Protect Flight Attendants and Passengers

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 WASHINGTON, DC– Saying that “flight attendant unions have mounting evidence that a disproportionate number of flight attendants who routinely work in cabins with poor air quality suffer from respiratory problems and a range of health difficulties including severe headaches, loss of balance, tremors, and short-term […]

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Senate Port Security Bill Includes Mandatory Worker Training

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 Transportation Labor Applauds Passage of Kerry Amendment WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), commending the Senate on passage of Senator John Kerry’s bi-partisan amendment to the port security legislation, H.R. 4954, […]

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Workers Bear Brunt of Port ID Card Security Program

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 Transportation Labor Urges TSA To Fix The TWIC Program WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), following the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new plan to implement the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) […]

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Foreign Repair Stations Threaten Safety of Air Passengers

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 Transportation Labor Insists Terrorists Have Plane Access Without Entering Country WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), following the plane terror plot uncovered by British Authorities that threatened the safety of airline […]

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Senate Appropriations Committee Votes To Prevent Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 (w) Joins Full House in Repudiating Administration Plan WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), regarding the Senate Appropriations Committee’s 19-6 vote on the Inouye-Dorgan-Specter Amendment to prevent the Administration from finalizing […]

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Transportation Labor Endorses Bill To Improve Rail/ Public Transportation Security

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 legislation introduced by Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, and Corrine Brown (D-FL), Ranking Member of the Transportation […]

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Transportation Labor Urges Fair Treatment for Diabetic Drivers

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 Don’t Bar Medically Qualified Individuals from Becoming Commercial Drivers WASHINGTON, DC —In response to a Department of Transportation request for public comment, Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), today sent a letter and issued the following statement regarding the medical qualification […]

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