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Joint Declaration of U.S. and European Transportation Unions in Opposition To Norwegian Air International Flag of Convenience Scheme

  Air Line Pilots Association, International European Cockpit Association Association of Flight Attendants-CWA European Transport Workers Federation International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Norsk Flygerforbund (Norwegian ALPA) Transport Workers Union Parat Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO   As leaders of transportation unions on both sides of the Atlantic, we call on the governments of the […]

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Serious Times Call for Serious Jobs Agenda

By Ed Wytkind

If you are a regular MOVEAmerica blog reader it won’t surprise you to know that not much surprises me when it comes to a lack of action in Washington in advancing real job-creating programs. That is why I was privileged to participate today at an event that is a sharp contrast to the dysfunction and […]

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ILWU Unity Saves Good Jobs, Pushes Back on Outsourcing Epidemic

By Ed Wytkind

What happened this week on the West Coast with longshore workers is a testament to why unity works when employers pursue sinister agendas.  Southern California union members stood up against a powerful shipping industry to protect good jobs from being outsourced, and won. These clerical workers represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s (ILWU) […]

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Shhhh…Don’t Tell Mitt Romney Massachusetts Has a Maritime Industry

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

The port and maritime sector can be an impressive driver of our economy — our ports support 13 million jobs, port activity injects more than $3.15 trillion into the U.S. economy, and one in five dollars spent here is related to port and maritime activity. Luckily for the economy and transportation workers, President Obama has […]

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Two Transportation Visions on Collision Course

By Ed Wytkind

At least one governor appreciates what transportation investments can do for his state. Governor Jerry Brown of California stood side by side with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at the Port of Oakland earlier this week, building on the new momentum behind the state’s ambitious high-speed rail plans.  Fresh off the actions of state legislators who […]

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Steelworkers: Do You Really Know Who They Are?

By Ed Wytkind

The United Steelworkers (USW) union is celebrating a milestone today in Cleveland — it is turning 70 years old. I’m willing to bet that many in America pass by a steelworker every week without knowing they do more than smelt, mine for ore and hammer metals; they are in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals and […]

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Maritime Industry Gets Its Day

By Ed Wytkind

Being a bus driver or pilot or machinist might not sound like a dangerous profession to some, but at TTD, we know that for the vast majority of transportation workers hazardous working conditions are a way of life. Maritime and port workers certainly understand this.  They not only battle the elements and the daily rigors […]

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Union Avoidance Alive and Well at American Airlines

By Ed Wytkind

We have come to expect that corporations will do whatever they can to borrow from Wal-Mart’s low-road, anti-union playbook.  You know that playbook:  low wages, lousy health care and paltry retirement benefits, if any. But we did not expect American Airlines, with its mature collective bargaining relationships with several unions, to use these same tactics […]

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Why Must 13 Die Daily on the Job?

By Ed Wytkind

When we think of countries with the most hazardous working conditions, grueling 14-hour work days that put a worker’s own safety—as well as the public’s—at risk, we usually envision some sweatshop on the other side of the world. Unfortunately, when it comes to unsafe job sites, the United States of America has plenty to fix. […]

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Remembering Our Fallen Workers

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

In honor of Workers Memorial Day Saturday April 28, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO wants to take a moment to remember not just transportation employees but all employees who have been killed or injured on the job. This is not just a day of remembrance, it is also a day of action. To see where […]

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