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Ed Wytkind discusses infrastructure and Norwegian Air International on The Rick Smith Show

Earlier this week on The Rick Smith Show, TTD President Edward Wytkind and host Rick Smith tackled some big-ticket issues facing our nation’s transportation system and its frontline workforce. Topics discussed included funding for transportation infrastructure, the DOT’s Norwegian Air ruling, and emerging bipartisan support for Amtrak funding along the Gulf Coast. While there are […]

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NJ.com reports on Department of Transportation’s Norwegian Air International Decision

U.S. approves new airline over objections from N.J. Republican and his union allies As reported by Jonathan D. Salant for NJ.com WASHINGTON — The Obama administration‘s approval of a new international airline over objections from organized labor and Republican ally Rep. Frank LoBiondo means new flights from Newark Airport. Norwegian Air International received final Transportation Department approval Friday. It is […]

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Los Angeles Times Reports on Opposition to NAI decision

Norwegian Air International gets final approval for flights to U.S., despite opposition As reported by Hugo Martin in Los Angeles Times Despite opposition from American carriers, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final permit Friday to allow Norwegian Air International to fly in and out of the U.S. from a base in Ireland. Opponents, […]

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The Seattle Times Reports on Norwegian Air Decision

US Gives Norwegian Air OK to Expand Disputed Low-cost Flights Here As reported by Dominic Gates in The Seattle Times In a decision released Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) finally granted European low-cost carrier Norwegian Air a permit that will allow it to expand flights to the U.S., despite fierce opposition from large U.S. […]

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Boeing’s Shameful Attacks on its South Carolina Employees’ Rights Will Not Go Unchallenged

Washington, DC – Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, and Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issue this statement in response to Boeing’s latest tactics aimed at squashing attempts by its employees in South Carolina to select the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers as their collective bargaining representative.  “Boeing’s sinister […]

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Labor Movement Rallies to Ground Norwegian Air International Operating Scheme

Urges White House, DOT to Protect Middle Class Aviation Jobs   WASHINGTON, DC — Hundreds of aviation professionals, union leaders and members of the Congress gathered to call on the Obama Administration to “Deny NAI” at a rally outside the White House today. The rally is in response to the Department of Transportation’s ill-advised April […]

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Tell DOT to Enforce our Aviation Trade Agreements and Reject Norwegian Air International’s Application

Dear Senator: I urge you to sign on to the letter being circulated by Senator Amy Klobuchar which asks the Secretary of Transportation to reject the application of Norwegian Air International (NAI) for a foreign air carrier permit. This letter is in response to a show cause order issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT) […]

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Tell the President to Enforce our Aviation Trade Agreements

Cosponsor H.R. 5090 and Sign the Garamendi-Collins letter Dear Representative: I urge you to cosponsor H.R. 5090, which was introduced by Reps. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) and Rick Larsen (D-WA). This bipartisan legislation is necessary to correct a significant misinterpretation of the U.S.-EU Air Transport Agreement (ATA) by the Department […]

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Bipartisan Legislation Aims to Ground NAI

WASHINGTON, DC — Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to bipartisan legislation (H.R. 5090) that will require the U.S. Department of Transportation to enforce the labor protections in the U.S.-EU Air Transport Agreement. “Norwegian Air International (NAI) and its attempt to launch a flag-of-convenience airline has […]

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The Hill Covers TTD’s Stance Against DOT’s Approval of Norwegian Air International

Norwegian Air gets approval to fly to US As Published by Melanie Zanona in the Hill The Department of Transportation gave its tentative stamp of approval for Norwegian Air International to fly to the United States, drawing fierce opposition from industry and union groups but earning applause from travel advocates. The announcement on Friday will tentatively allow […]

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