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Long Overdue Security Investments Benefit Workers and the Public

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 – office JeniferM@ttd.org Transportation Labor Applauds Mandatory Front-Line Worker Security Training Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed a long-overdue bill that addresses unmet security needs in rail, transit and bus transportation. Transportation unions have fought since Sept. 11 to better secure the U.S. transportation network […]

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Support the Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007

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Support the Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007 

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Administration Tentative Approval of Virgin America Application Clear Attempt to Silence Major Critic of US-EU Aviation Pact

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Department of Transportation preliminarily approved Virgin America’s application to begin operations in the United States. Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement: “Make no mistake, Virgin America is Richard Branson’s airline. “What is clear is that […]

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Transportation Labor Leaders: Time to Reform Amtrak

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 – office 202-340-5351 – cell phone JeniferM@ttd.org Most Amtrak Workers Now in Their 8th Year Without a Wage Increase Washington, D.C. – Amtrak must stop trying to solve its financial woes on the “backs of the company’s 20,000 employees,” transportation labor leaders declared in a new six-point Amtrak […]

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Oppose DeMint Amendments to FAA Reauthorization Bill

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May 16, 2007 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 […]

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Airline Labor Strongly Objects to “Open Skies” Agreement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 – office 202-340-5351 – cellphone JeniferM@ttd.org Washington, D.C. – Labor leaders from the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), Air Line Pilots Association, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, Transport Workers Union of America, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, today […]

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Transportation Labor: Mandatory Security Training A Must

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 – office 202-340-5351 – cell phone JeniferM@ttd.org TTD Leaders Agree to Oppose any Rail or Transit Security Bill Without It Washington, D.C. – Transportation labor leaders announced opposition to any rail or transit security bill that does not make worker security training mandatory in response to the overwhelming […]

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Rail Safety Agenda Outlined by Transportation Labor

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 – office 202-340-5351 – cell phone JeniferM@ttd.org Bill Long Overdue as Accident Rate Increases and Corporate Profits Soar Washington, D.C. – Transportation labor leaders mobilized around an aggressive rail safety agenda in the wake of rising train accidents, fatalities and injuries including a rash of horrific wrecks involving […]

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Transportation Labor Releases Agenda for FAA Reauthorization Bill

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 – office 202-340-5351 – cell phone JeniferM@ttd.org U.S. Aviation at Critical Juncture as FAA Reauthorization Looms Washington, D.C. – Transportation labor leaders unveiled an FAA Reauthorization agenda that “enhances aviation safety, protects aviation employees, supports good jobs and boosts aviation trust fund and general treasury funding to ensure […]

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FAA Reauthorization: Opportunity to Enhance Aviation Safety and Protect U.S. Workers

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The U.S. aviation system is a cornerstone of the global transportation network.  It provides over 11 million jobs in the U.S. and fuels economic development in almost every sector of our economy.  Our aviation system is one of the safest and most efficient in the world and, despite significant economic losses in recent years due […]

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