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Vote YES on H.R. 4 and Support Pro-Worker Positions on Amendments

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to vote YES on H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. I want to thank Chairman Shuster and Ranking Member DeFazio for crafting a bipartisan, comprehensive FAA reauthorization that promotes safety, rejects frivolous attacks on labor and worker rights, and provides long-term stability for the FAA. In addition to supporting the underlying bill, I ask that you reject several anti-labor amendments and support others that would further promote safety and security in our aviation system.

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Urge DOT and DOD to Enforce Existing Shipping Laws

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I ask you to sign the letter being circulated by Representatives John Garamendi, Duncan Hunter, David Joyce and Cedric Richmond urging the Departments of Defense and Transportation to fully enforce maritime cargo preference laws.

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Oppose the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to vote NO on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, packaged together with several other bills as part of S.140. Under the guise of promoting tribal self-governance, the bill would deny labor rights and protections for hundreds of thousands of workers by […]

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Support The Jones Act

Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write in support of the Jones Act and to respond to substantial confusion regarding how the law applies to Puerto Rico. Repealing or modifying the Act, as provided for in legislation introduced in the Senate, will not provide meaningful relief to the people […]

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Vote Alert for Amendments to the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018

As the House continues consideration of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) recommends the following votes on amendments to the THUD division of the package:

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Vote No on Graves Amendment to WRDA

Dear Representative: As the House continues deliberation on H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA), the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), strongly urges you to oppose Representative Graves’ amendment (#10) on nonfederal interest selection. The Graves amendment eliminates the application of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements for cooperative agreements that the U.S. Army […]

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Sign the Rep. Garamendi Letter Urging DOT and DOJ to Protect Airline Workers from Assault

Dear Representative, On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) I urge you to sign the letter being circulated by Rep. John Garamendi to the Secretary of Transportation and the Attorney General which clarifies Congressional intent in regards to Section 114 of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001. Drafted to provide federal […]

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Vote for the Water Resources Development Act of 2016

Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to vote yes on S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). We commend Chairman Inhofe and Ranking Member Boxer for moving a bipartisan water resources bill that will authorize new Army Corps projects, keep American ports and harbors competitive, […]

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Tell DOT to Enforce our Aviation Trade Agreements and Reject Norwegian Air International’s Application

Dear Senator: I urge you to sign on to the letter being circulated by Senator Amy Klobuchar which asks the Secretary of Transportation to reject the application of Norwegian Air International (NAI) for a foreign air carrier permit. This letter is in response to a show cause order issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT) […]

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Tell the President to Enforce our Aviation Trade Agreements

Cosponsor H.R. 5090 and Sign the Garamendi-Collins letter Dear Representative: I urge you to cosponsor H.R. 5090, which was introduced by Reps. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) and Rick Larsen (D-WA). This bipartisan legislation is necessary to correct a significant misinterpretation of the U.S.-EU Air Transport Agreement (ATA) by the Department […]

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