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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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FAA Once Again Delays Improving Oversight of Aircraft Repair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Bush Administration Continues to Ignore Key Deadlines Washington, D.C. In yet another example of Bush appointees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) siding with business interests over the needs of aviation safety, the FAA today delayed for an additional year requiring aircraft repair companies to have approved worker training […]

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Transportation Labor Lauds House Passage of Highway/Transit Jobs Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Washington, D.C. Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement today in reaction to U.S. House passage of the Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. “Today’s vote in the House sets the stage for putting millions of Americans to work and rebuilding and […]

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Wal-Mart-Led Coalition Loses Push for 16 Hour Day for Truck Drivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Amendment Threatened Highway Safety, Exploited Workers Washington, D.C. Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement today. “We are pleased that Representative John Boozman (R-AR) chose to withdraw his amendment to the highway and transit bill (H.R. 3) that would extend a truck driver’s […]

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Transportation Unions Vow Strong Fight for Workers In Time of Economic Crisis and Security Threats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Demand Bold Federal Action; Commit to Grassroots Effort Las Vegas, NV — Uniting behind an aggressive agenda to advance the economic, safety, and security interests of transportation workers and the nation, leaders of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department (TTD) vowed today to stop the misguided and anti-worker policies of […]

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Government "Abdicating its Responsibility" in Improving Transportation Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Unions Say “Further Delay is Not an Option” Las Vegas, NV – Angrily declaring that “our government has abdicated its responsibility” in protecting the public from threats to transportation security, AFL-CIO transportation unions today declared that “further delay is not an option” in closing security gaps at our nation’s […]

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AFL-CIO Transportation Labor Group Re-Elects Officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Wytkind, Ingrao to Continue Advocacy for Nation’s Transportation Workers Las Vegas, NV — The AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department (TTD) today re-elected Edward Wytkind as President and Michael Ingrao as Secretary-Treasurer. Wytkind and Ingrao have each served in these capacities since 2003. “It is a tremendous honor to serve […]

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Federal Rail Safety Regulators "Asleep at the Switch," Transportation Labor Leaders Say

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Call for Sweeping Reforms, End to Cozy Government-Industry Relationship Las Vegas, NV – Denouncing Bush administration regulators who are “too cozy” with giant railroad corporations, leaders of AFL-CIO transportation unions today called for Congress to adopt a rail safety bill to curb an industry that, “has clearly proven […]

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