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Airline Labor Strongly Objects to “Open Skies” Agreement

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

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

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

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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Administration’s Amtrak Funding and Privatization Scheme Must be Rejected

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org Most Amtrak Workers Now in Their 8th Year Without a Wage Increase Washington, D.C. – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, testified today before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. He focused on the Administration’s gross lack of understanding of […]

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Proposed TSA Rules for Rail and Transit Security Fall Short

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org Rules Doomed to Fail Without Adequate Resources and Strong Enforcement Washington, D.C. – Today, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, filed comments in response to new rules regarding railroad and transit security proposed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials […]

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Mandatory Transit Security Training Inches Closer to Reality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs  approved  the Public Transportation Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. The bill makes much-needed improvements in transit security. Chief among them is transit worker security training, which the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO has spent years […]

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Union Pacific Withdraws Request to Outsource Safety Inspections to Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jenifer McCormick 202/628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org Union Pacific Withdraws Request to Outsource Safety Inspections to Mexico Washington, D.C. – The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department, in response to Union Pacific Corp. withdrawing its request before the Federal Railroad Administration to contract out safety inspections […]

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Transportation Labor Applauds DOT Decision to Withdraw Airline Foreign Control Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For further information contact: Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO 202/628-9262 Proposal Ran Afoul of Longstanding Federal Aviation Law WASHINGTON, DC –  The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, in response to the Department of Transportation’s decision today to withdraw its proposal permitting foreign interests […]

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Transportation Labor Tells House Committee “We Need Mandatory Training Now”

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 WASHINGTON, DC– The lack of any comprehensive, mandatory security training for rail and transit workers five years after September 11, 2001 is “difficult to believe,” a transportation labor leader told a House Subcommittee on Homeland Security today.  Despite multiple attacks on transit and rail systems […]

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