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Premium Pay Plan at Amtrak an Insult to Workers

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The Honorable Corrine Brown Chairwoman House Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee 589 Ford House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairwoman Brown: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and specifically the 10 member unions of our Rail Labor Division, I am writing to express our outrage and growing frustration with the […]

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Oppose the Boozman Amendment, Support Amtrak and the Environment

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Oppose the Boozman Amendment – Support Amtrak and the Environment

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Railroad Safety Legislation Long Overdue

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org Transportation labor testifies in Senate hearing as House considers legislation WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee about rail safety. Meanwhile, the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials met to […]

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Transportation Workers Say “Enough is Enough”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 – office 202-340-5351 – cell JeniferM@ttd.org WASHINGTON, DC – Today, thousands of transportation workers rallied on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and across the nation to demand action on key transportation worker issues from elected leaders and those seeking the presidency in 2008. “Transportation safety and security […]

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Thousands of Transportation Workers to Rally on National Mall

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Patrick Tobin 202.628.7772 ptobin@venturecommunications.com Presidential candidates Clinton, Biden and Kucinich confirmed to attend, provide support WASHINGTON, DC – On May 17, thousands of transportation workers will rally on the National Mall to say “Enough is Enough” to the federal government’s all-talk, no-action policies that place profits ahead of safety and security, […]

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Oppose DeMint Amendments to Contract Out Air Traffic Control

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Dear Senator: On behalf of the millions of transportation workers represented by the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO’s (TTD) 32 member unions, I write to ask you to vote against the DeMint amendments during today’s mark-up of the FAA reauthorization bill (S. 1300).  Senator DeMint has offered three amendments that would jeopardize this bill and threaten […]

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Reauthorization of the Federal Rail Safety Program House Testimony

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STATEMENT OF EDWARD WYTKIND,  PRESIDENT TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON RAILROADS, PIPELINES, AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ON REAUTHORIZATION OF THE FEDERAL RAIL SAFETY PROGRAM Chairwoman Brown, Ranking Member Shuster and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today.  As you know, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) consists of 32 […]

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Transportation Labor Endorses Rail Safety Bill

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials conducted a hearing on the Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act, H.R. 2095. The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, who also testified at the hearing: […]

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Raise Security Standards at Aircraft Repair Stations

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Dear Representative: Today the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection will mark up H.R. 1981, a bill introduced by Reps. Jim Langevin, Bennie Thompson, and Sheila Jackson Lee to require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to stop ignoring a two-and-half year old Congressional mandate to […]

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Outsourced Aircraft Repair Work Not Held to Highest Safety Standards, FAA Oversight is Sorely Lacking

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org FAA Avoids Critical Safety Issues in Repair Station Rulemaking Washington, D.C. – TTD filed comments concerning the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed rules governing the safety and security of aircraft repair stations. Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO, issued the following statement: “The FAA […]

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