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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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House Votes to Protect U.S. Aviation from Foreign Takeover — Again

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 TTD Urges Administration to Pull Back Proposal Allowing Foreign Control of Airlines WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), regarding the 291-137 overwhelming bi-partisan vote against the Administration’s proposal to allow foreign […]

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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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