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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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Momentum Growing on Capitol Hill to Suspend Bush Plan Allowing Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines Monday, December 19, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 202/262-3854 MichaelB@ttd.org Senate Bill Would Assure Congressional Oversight, Study of Impact on Workers, National Security Washington, D.C. – The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), on the introduction of Senate legislation to suspend a Bush administration plan to permit […]

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Momentum Growing on Capitol Hill to Suspend Bush Plan Allowing Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines Monday, December 19, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 202/262-3854 MichaelB@ttd.org Senate Bill Would Assure Congressional Oversight, Study of Impact on Workers, National Security Washington, D.C. – The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), on the introduction of Senate legislation to suspend a Bush administration plan to permit […]

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Congress Must Pass Bipartisan Legislation Suspending Bush Plan to Permit Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Oberstar-LoBiondo Bill Ensures Congressional Oversight of Impact on Airlines, Workers Washington, D.C. – AFL-CIO transportation unions called on Congress to pass legislation introduced today by Reps. Jim Oberstar (D-MN), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), and over 70 others, to suspend a Bush administration plan allowing foreign interests to control U.S. airlines. […]

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Transportation Labor: Amtrak Board Must Go

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Board Ignoring Public Interest in Advancing Reckless Privatization and Break-up of Amtrak Washington, D.C. . . . The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), in response to congressional inquiries regarding the Amtrak Board of Directors. “Congress is right in […]

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Transportation Labor Reaction to Dismissal of Amtrak CEO David Gunn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 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 dismissal of Amtrak CEO David Gunn. “It is no secret that Amtrak workers have strongly disagreed with some of David Gunn’s management practices […]

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Transportation Labor Urges Administration to Suspend Proposal to Expand Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Hastily Conceived Plan Sidesteps Congressional Oversight Washington, D.C. . . . The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), in response to a Bush administration proposal to expand the role of foreign interests in the U.S. airline industry. “With all […]

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93 Senators Unite Behind Amtrak

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 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 a 93-6 vote in the U.S. Senate to reauthorize Amtrak. “The growing needs of traveling Americans won today on the floor of the United […]

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Weak Security Training for Rail Workers is a Disgrace, Transportation Labor Tells Senate Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Washington, DC – The lack of comprehensive, mandatory security training for rail workers is, “a disgrace,” an AFL-CIO transportation labor leader told a Senate panel today, decrying that, “beyond vague warnings by the Administration and promises of action by the rail industry, little has actually been done,” in the […]

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Transportation Labor Urges Senate to Boost Transit Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Washington, DC –In advance of an upcoming debate, three transportation labor leaders are calling on the U.S. Senate to increase federal support for transit programs by $400 million in the Fiscal Year 2006 appropriations bill. Warning that, “public transportation services will suffer at a time when more and more […]

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