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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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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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