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Member Sign-On Letter Urging No Changes to Pilot Retirement Age in Final FAA Reauthorization Bill

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April 15, 2024 Dear Representative: On behalf of our affiliated unions, which represent hundreds of thousands of aviation workers, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) urges you to join Congressman Chuy Garcia (D-IL) in a letter to House leadership (below) to ask that no change to the statutory pilot retirement age for commercial airline pilots […]

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Member Sign-On Letter Urging Full Funding for Maritime Security Program in FY25 THUD Bill

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April 9, 2024 Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), and the many maritime workers that we represent, I urge you to sign the bipartisan Dear Colleague letter being circulated by Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT), Robert Wittman (R-VA), and Trent Kelly (R-MS) requesting full funding for the Maritime Security Program (MSP) […]

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Member Sign-On Letter To JetBlue Urging Neutrality Towards Union Organizing Efforts

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April 8, 2024¬† Dear Representative: On behalf of our affiliated unions, which represent hundreds of thousands of aviation workers, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) urges you to join Congressional Labor Caucus co-chairs¬† Mark Pocan (D-WI), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), and Steven Horsford (D-NV), along with Representatives Grace Meng (D-NY) and Andrew Garbarino […]

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TTD Urges Senate to Mandate Secondary Barriers in Final FAA Reauthorization Bill

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March 28, 2024 The Honorable Maria Cantwell Chair Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Ted Cruz Ranking Member Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chair Cantwell and Ranking Member Cruz: On behalf of our affiliated unions representing hundreds of thousands […]

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Maritime Unions Urge Congress Not to Weaken Mariner Protections in Anti-Harassment Law

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March 18, 2024 The Honorable Sam Graves, Chair Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Rick Larsen, Ranking Member Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Daniel Webster, Chair Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation United States House […]

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Rail Labor & Industry Urge Senate Budget Committee to Pass the REEF Act

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March 4, 2024 Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Chairman Committee on the Budget U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Senator Chuck Grassley Ranking Member Committee on the Budget U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Whitehouse and Ranking Member Grassley: As representatives of the freight and passenger railroad industry and the highly-trained, hardworking railroad workforce, we thank you […]

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Support Firearms Safety Act to Protect Airports

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March 1, 2024 The Honorable Mike Johnson Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Hakeem Jeffries Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Speaker Johnson, Majority Leader Schumer, […]

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TTD Urges Senate Committee to Advance Julie Su’s Nomination for Labor Secretary

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February 26, 2024 Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and our 37 affiliates representing millions of workers across the transportation industry, I urge you to vote yes on the nomination of Acting Secretary Julie Su to the office of Secretary of Labor when the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor […]

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Congress Must Act Quickly to Fund Critical Transportation Programs and Avert a Government Shutdown

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February 23, 2024 The Honorable Mike Johnson Speaker of the House H-232, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Chuck Schumer S-221, The Capitol Senate Majority Leader Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kay Granger House Appropriations Committee H-307, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Patty Murray Senate Appropriations Committee S-128, The Capitol Washington, DC […]

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Vote YES on Markey 29 Amendment to Support Airport Service Workers

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February 7, 2024 Dear Senator: On behalf of the undersigned labor organizations, we urge you to vote in favor of the amendment Markey 29, during the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Executive Committee markup on Thursday, Feb 8, 2024. The Good Jobs for Good Airports (GJGA) Act The amendment addresses federal minimum standards for pay, benefits, […]

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