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FAA Proposed Changes to Regulations Governing Aircraft Repair Stations

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COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION REPAIR STATIONS; PROPOSED RULE Docket No. FAA-2006-26408 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) , we are pleased to submit the following comments on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make certain […]

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Support Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007

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The Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007: Oppose Sessions Amendment Oppose Flake Amendment on Over-the-Road Bus Support Lynch Amendment

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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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