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Letter to Mary Peters Prior to Confirmation as Transportation Secretary on Foreign Control

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Ms. Mary Peters Secretary-Designate U.S. Department of Transportation 400 Seventh Street, NW Washington, DC  20590 Dear Ms. Peters: If confirmed as the next Secretary of Transportation, you will inherit enormous responsibilities as the nation’s chief steward of America’s multi-modal transportation system.  Because our members in the aviation industry care deeply about their professions and about […]

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Oppose Isakson Amendment to Eliminate Safety & Health Protections for Port Workers

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September 14, 2006 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, the International Longshoremen’s Association, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, I am writing to urge you to vote no on an amendment to the port security bill, H.R. 4954, to be offered by Senator Isakson that would shield port employers from liability for […]

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Senate Port Security Bill Includes Mandatory Worker Training

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For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 Transportation Labor Applauds Passage of Kerry Amendment WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), commending the Senate on passage of Senator John Kerry’s bi-partisan amendment to the port security legislation, H.R. 4954, […]

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Make our Ports More Secure: Support the Kerry Worker Training Amendment

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Dear Senator: As the Senate works to complete debate on port security legislation, H.R. 4954, I urge your support for a bi-partisan amendment, led by Senator John Kerry, to ensure strong security training requirements for longshore and other port workers. Properly preparing hundreds of thousands of port workers for the event of a terrorist threat […]

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Weak Worker Security Training in Port Security Bill

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The Honorable Daniel Inouye, Co-Chair Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee 508 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC  20510 Dear Senator Inouye: With the Senate moving rapidly to complete port security legislation, H.R. 4954, I wanted to express our deep concern regarding the weak worker security training provisions currently included in the Senate bill. Since the […]

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Workers Bear Brunt of Port ID Card Security Program

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For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 Transportation Labor Urges TSA To Fix The TWIC Program WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), following the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new plan to implement the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) […]

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Foreign Repair Stations Threaten Safety of Air Passengers

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For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 Transportation Labor Insists Terrorists Have Plane Access Without Entering Country WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), following the plane terror plot uncovered by British Authorities that threatened the safety of airline […]

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Support the Inouye-Dorgan-Specter Amendment to Stop Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

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Dear Senator: When the Appropriations Committee considers the FY 2007 TTHUD bill later today, Senators Inouye, Dorgan and Specter will offer an amendment to prevent the Department of Transportation (DOT) from finalizing or implementing its proposal to permit foreign interests, including foreign airlines, to control U.S. airlines.  On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO […]

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Senate Appropriations Committee Votes To Prevent Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

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For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 (w) Joins Full House in Repudiating Administration Plan WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), regarding the Senate Appropriations Committee’s 19-6 vote on the Inouye-Dorgan-Specter Amendment to prevent the Administration from finalizing […]

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Vote for Murray Amendment to Preserve Fairness for Amtrak Workers

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Dear Senator: At today’s Subcommittee mark-up of the Transportation, Treasury Appropriations bill, Senator Murray will offer an amendment to strike a provision in the bill that would inappropriately interfere in the collective bargaining relationship between Amtrak and its workers.  On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, I urge you to vote for this amendment […]

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