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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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Condemn White House Plan to Kill Amtrak

AFL-CIO Transportation Union Leader Condemns Latest White House Plan to Kill Amtrak “Reforms” Would Send 20,000 Workers to Unemployment Lines   Washington D.C. — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department, in reaction to today’s unveiling of the Bush Administration Amtrak “reform” plan. “Only in Washington […]

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Transportation Labor Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Washington, D.C. — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “As the nation honors Martin Luther King Day 2005, transportation workers should not only remember and honor Dr. King’s legacy of […]

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Unions Tell National Mediation Board: Reject Railroads’ Plan to Silence Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Hold Protest Rally, Speak Out at Hearing Washington, D.C. B A railroad industry proposal, which enjoys the support of key Bush appointees, was condemned today by transportation labor unions who said it would suppress rail workers from speaking out on issues of working conditions, safety, and pay. According […]

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