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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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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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