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Transportation Labor Endorses House Transit and Rail Security Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Includes Strong Worker Training, Whistleblower Protections Washington, D.C. B The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department. “Transportation workers and their unions strongly support the Secure TRAINS Act of 2005 introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Last week’s tragic […]

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House Rejects Calls to Break-up, Bankrupt Amtrak

House Rejects Calls to Break-Up, Bankrupt Amtrak Transportation Labor Says House Support for Amtrak Recognizes Need for Federal Investment   Washington, D.C. . . . The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), in response to votes in the U.S. House of Representatives providing $1.2 billion […]

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Transportation Labor Condemns House Subcommittee Vote on 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 the House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee voting just $550 million in Amtrak funding for Fiscal Year 2006. “Today’s disgraceful vote by the House Appropriations Subcommittee […]

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Audit Shows FAA "Asleep at the Switch" As Airlines Outsource Aircraft Repairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 AFL-CIO Transportation Unions Demand Greater 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 an audit by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Inspector General of Federal Aviation Administration oversight of commercial aircraft […]

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Giant Railroads Paint Rosy — and Misleading — Picture of Safety Record

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Self-Awarded Prizes, PR Campaign Mask the Dangerous Truth Washington DC — The freight railroad industry paints a highly selective and distorted picture of its own safety record, Edward Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department (TTD), said today. Wytkind’s remarks came on the heels of a gala ceremony […]

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Transportation Labor Pledges Full Support for Machinists Union Members at United Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Workers Not Alone in Battle for Their Futures Washington, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department, on behalf of its 35 member unions, issued the following statement today in support of the 20,000 Machinists union members at United Airlines as they work to reach a labor […]

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Senators Move to End Administration "Foot-Dragging" on Foreign Aircraft Repair Station Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Washington, D.C. B Responding to the Bush Administration’s refusal to issue security rules for the foreign repair of U.S. aircraft, the bipartisan leadership of the Senate Commerce Committee unveiled a measure (S. 1052) to close dangerous loopholes in aircraft repair. According to Edward Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation […]

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Momentum Growing Against Bush Plan to Kill Amtrak

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 202/262-3854 MichaelB@ttd.org House Panel Approves Pro-Amtrak Bills; Rail Workers Mobilize Washington D.C. — Momentum is growing against the White House plan to bankrupt Amtrak, Edward Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department said today, citing both House committee approval of two passenger rail bills and the mobilization of […]

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Transportation Labor Calls for Resignation of Amtrak Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Responsible Board Needed to Stop Bush Plan to Kill Amtrak from Within Washington, DC … The Amtrak Board of Directors must resign immediately before they succeed in killing Amtrak from within through destructive privatization initiatives, declared the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) today, representing millions of transportation workers nationwide […]

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Transportation Labor Condemns Amtrak Board Proposal to Decimate Amtrak

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/262-3854 Washington, D.C.  The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, in response to today’s unveiling of the Amtrak Board of Directors’ proposal to restructure Amtrak. In a stunning display of self-destructive behavior, the Amtrak board has actually asked Congress to dismantle […]

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