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Put a Stop to Plans to Allow Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, I urge you to cosponsor S. 2135, legislation introduced by Senator Daniel Inouye that would stop the Department of Transportation (DOT) from unilaterally allowing foreign interests to control U.S. airlines.  There is growing bi-partisan recognition that this flawed initiative has inherent security implications and was […]

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Many Low-cost Intercity Bus Companies Operate in Violation of Federal Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards

Dear Subcommittee Member: I am writing to express transportation labor’s continued concern over the prevalence of low-cost intercity bus companies that operate in violation of federal driver and vehicle safety standards, do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and remain on the road despite egregious, repeated infringement of traffic laws.  We commend […]

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Put a Stop to Plans to Allow Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, I urge you to cosponsor H.R. 4542, legislation introduced by James Oberstar (D-MN) and Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) that would stop the Department of Transportation (DOT) from unilaterally allowing foreign interests to control U.S. airlines.  This bill already has 159 cosponsors and there is growing bi-partisan […]

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Support the Langevin Amendment on Aircraft Repair Station Security

Dear Representative: At tomorrow’s Subcommittee mark-up of the Transportation Security Administration Reorganization Act (H.R. 4439), Rep. Langevin intends to offer an amendment that will enhance the security of repair work on U.S. aircraft that is done at third-party stations located both in this country and abroad.  On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, and […]

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Security of Contract Aircraft Repair Stations

Dear Representative: As the Homeland Security Committee considers measures to address transportation security vulnerabilities, I wanted to share with you our concerns regarding the security of contract aircraft repair stations, especially those located in foreign countries but working on U.S. aircraft. For almost two decades, transportation workers, led by the International Association of Machinists and […]

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Support Rail Worker Emergency Training Act of 2005

Dear Representative: I am writing to express transportation labor’s strong support for the Rail Worker Emergency Training Act of 2005 (H.R. 4372), introduced by Rep. Steve Lynch.  This bill, which requires comprehensive security training for all rail workers, is critically important to improving the security of our nation’s freight and passenger rail systems and I […]

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Support Leave All Blades Behind Act of 2006 — Senate

Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to cosponsor the Leave All Blades Behind Act of 2006 (S. 2083), introduced by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) to protect airline passengers and aircraft cabin crews.  This legislation is needed to reverse the decision by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) […]

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Letter to DOT Supporting ATU's Membership Application to Charter Service Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee

Letter to DOT Supporting ATU’s Membership Application to Charter Service Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee

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Petition to Reconsider FTA Notice of Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Rates

Sandy Bushue Deputy Administrator Federal Transit Administration 400 7th Street SW Washington, DC 20590 Re: Petition to Reconsider; Notice of Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Rates; 71 FR 5109 Dear Deputy Administrator Bushue: On behalf of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), we are writing to […]

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Support Leave All Blades Behind Act of 2006 — House

Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to cosponsor the Leave All Blades Behind Act of 2006 (H.R. 4452), introduced by Representative Joe Crowley (D-NY) to protect airline passengers and aircraft cabin crews.  This legislation is needed to reverse the decision by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to […]

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