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Washington Examiner on Labor’s Opposition to GOP Platform

After Obama, GOP platform moves right on labor issues As published by Sean Higgins in The Washington Examiner There is not much for labor leaders to like in the Republican Party’s 2016 platform. It is one of the toughest the party has had in the last four decades in terms of calling for union power […]

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Progressive Railroading on Labor’s Support of #2CrewTrains Rule

Freight-rail industry opposes, unions support FRA’s two-person crew proposal As published in Progressive Railroading Freight-rail industry representatives last week called on the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to drop its proposed rule mandating two-person crews on freight trains. At an FRA hearing last week, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and theAmerican Short Line and Regional […]

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AJOT on TTD’s Support for Rail Safety Measurements

TTD supports DeLauro Bill to make railroads safer As published in the American Journal of Transportation “Rep. Rosa DeLauro continued her commitment to improving rail transportation safety by advancing legislation that seeks to reduce employee fatigue and beef up safety standards. “We are pleased that this legislation seeks to minimize one of the rail industry’s […]

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The Hill onTTD’s Support for #2CrewTrains

Feds weigh minimum train crew sizes As published by Melanie Zanona in The Hill The Federal Railroad Administration is considering a rule that would require most trains to have a minimum number of crew members. During a Friday public hearing on the proposal, union groups, policymakers and stakeholders weighed in on whether most rail operations […]

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Journal of Commerce on TTD’s Opposition to Port Metrics

Effort to create US port productivity metrics hits wall of opposition As published by Reynolds Hutchins in Journal of Commerce WASHINGTON — A group tasked with helping the U.S. Department of Transportation develop industry-wide metrics to gauge port productivity sputtered to a start at its first meeting Friday. Representatives of the railroad industry and labor unions — many […]

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Global Trade Magazine on TTD’s Support of #2CrewTrains

Labor Supports, Industry Opposes U.S. Rulemaking on Freight Train Crew Size   Union Insists Rules Promote Safety, AAR Says They Would Stifle Innovation As published by Peter Buxbaum in Global Trade Magazine The Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, (TTD) has responded positively to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking establishing a minimum […]

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Journal of Commerce on TTD’s Defense of the Jones Act

Bill exempting Puerto Rico from Jones Act ignites old battles As published by Joseph Bonney in Journal of Commerce Shipyard, maritime and labor interests have criticized an Alabama congressman’s proposal to exempt Puerto Rico from the Jones Act’s requirements for U.S.flag shipping between the island and the U.S. mainland. Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Ala., called for the exemption in […]

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Global Trade Magazine Reports on TTD’s Support of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016

Water Resources Bill Moving Along in U.S. Congress Bill to be Considered by House and Senate this Month As published by Peter Buxbaum in Global Trade Magazine The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the U.S. Congress approved a bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 toward the end of May, marking the successful jump […]

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Seapower Magazine Reports on National Maritime Day

U.S. Merchant Marine Industry Strong, But Needs Improvements As published by John Marcario in Seapower Magazine Improving, and strengthening, the Jones Act, along with being more unified, were the theme echoed by mariners and officials during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s annual National Maritime Day observance ceremony. “The nations merchant mariners have always answered the […]

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Newark Star-Ledger Reports on Labor’s Effort to #DenyNAI

N.J. Republican lines up with unions against Obama airline decision As published by Jonathan D. Salant in the Newark Star-Ledger A request by a new international airline to fly to the U.S. pits the Obama administration against organized labor and its Republican ally: U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey The chairman of the House aviation subcommittee, LoBiondo and […]

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