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Bush Requests Billions More for Iraq War, Continues to Ignore the Nation’s Decaying Transportation Infrastructure

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, offers the following statement concerning President Bush’s anticipated request for an additional $50 billion in emergency Iraq war spending: “Where’s the President’s emergency funding request to address America’s crumbling transportation infrastructure? “In the month since […]

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Congress Finally Ends Bush Administration Neglect of Transportation Security

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, offers the following statement on Senate and House passage of the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007: “Congress has finally taken aggressive steps to shore up many security risks in our transportation system after years […]

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Support the Carnahan Merger Protection Amendment

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This letter on TTD letterhead

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TTD Response to Senate Rail Safey Hearing

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TTD Response to Senate Rail Safey Hearing

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Congress Must Hold Firm on Rail, Transit and Bus Security

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, offers the following statement regarding reports that a minority bloc of Senators is blocking rail, transit and bus security measures in the 9/11 Commission bill: “We are utterly baffled that Senate Republicans raised procedural objections […]

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The Transportation Worker Identification Credential House Testimony

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STATEMENT OF LARRY I. WILLIS, GENERAL COUNSEL TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITEE ON COAST GUARD AND MARITIME TRANSPORTATION ON THE TRANSPORTATION WORKER IDENTIFICATION CREDENTIAL On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I want to thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) and […]

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Co-sign the Braley Letter, Strengthen Standards for Airport Firefighting

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Co-sign the Braley Letter

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Support the Costello Amendment to Restore Fairness in FAA Labor-Management Relations

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June 28, 2007 Dear Representative: On behalf of transportation labor, I urge you to support the Costello Amendment to restore fairness to the collective bargaining system that governs labor-management relations at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Last year, despite loud bipartisan protests from Congress, the FAA ignored its obligation to bargain fairly with its employees […]

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Support the Oberstar Express Carrier Amendment

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Dear Representative:   On behalf of the millions of transportation workers represented be the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write to urge you to support the Oberstar amendment to ensure that truck drivers and mechanics employed at package delivery companies are not denied the right to form and join a union.   Under current […]

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FMCSA Demonstration Project on NAFTA Trucking Provisions in Supplemental Appropriations Language

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COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT ON NAFTA TRUCKING PROVISONS SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT Docket No. FMCSA-2007-28055 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) , we appreciate the opportunity to submit these comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety […]

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