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Transportation Labor Tells Bush Administration: Scrap Plan Allowing Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 202/262-3854 MichaelB@ttd.org Jobs and National Security at Risk Washington, D.C. – AFL-CIO transportation unions today called on the Bush administration to withdraw its flawed and controversial proposal allowing foreign interests to control U.S. airlines.  Citing economic and national security concerns and clear contradiction to existing law, Edward Wytkind, […]

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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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