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Bush Requests Billions More for Iraq War, Continues to Ignore the Nation’s Decaying Transportation Infrastructure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, offers the following statement concerning President Bush’s anticipated request for an additional $50 billion in emergency Iraq war spending: “Where’s the President’s emergency funding request to address America’s crumbling transportation infrastructure? “In the month since […]

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Congress Finally Ends Bush Administration Neglect of Transportation Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, offers the following statement on Senate and House passage of the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007: “Congress has finally taken aggressive steps to shore up many security risks in our transportation system after years […]

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Congress Must Hold Firm on Rail, Transit and Bus Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, offers the following statement regarding reports that a minority bloc of Senators is blocking rail, transit and bus security measures in the 9/11 Commission bill: “We are utterly baffled that Senate Republicans raised procedural objections […]

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Railroad Safety Legislation Long Overdue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org Transportation labor testifies in Senate hearing as House considers legislation WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee about rail safety. Meanwhile, the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials met to […]

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Transportation Workers Say “Enough is Enough”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 – office 202-340-5351 – cell JeniferM@ttd.org WASHINGTON, DC – Today, thousands of transportation workers rallied on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and across the nation to demand action on key transportation worker issues from elected leaders and those seeking the presidency in 2008. “Transportation safety and security […]

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Thousands of Transportation Workers to Rally on National Mall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Patrick Tobin 202.628.7772 ptobin@venturecommunications.com Presidential candidates Clinton, Biden and Kucinich confirmed to attend, provide support WASHINGTON, DC – On May 17, thousands of transportation workers will rally on the National Mall to say “Enough is Enough” to the federal government’s all-talk, no-action policies that place profits ahead of safety and security, […]

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Transportation Labor Endorses Rail Safety Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials conducted a hearing on the Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act, H.R. 2095. The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, who also testified at the hearing: […]

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Outsourced Aircraft Repair Work Not Held to Highest Safety Standards, FAA Oversight is Sorely Lacking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org FAA Avoids Critical Safety Issues in Repair Station Rulemaking Washington, D.C. – TTD filed comments concerning the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed rules governing the safety and security of aircraft repair stations. Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO, issued the following statement: “The FAA […]

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Transportation Labor Endorses Bill to Raise Security Standards for Outsourced Aircraft Repair Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org Reps. Langevin, Thompson and Jackson Lee introduce bill imposing new penalties for inaction Washington, D.C. – Transportation unions announced their support for legislation (H.R. 1981) introduced today to force the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to stop ignoring a two-and-a-half year old […]

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TSA Excludes Aviation Labor in Partnership to Improve Employee Screening at Airports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenifer McCormick 202-628-9262 JeniferM@ttd.org Washington, D.C. – Aviation employees and their unions learned today that they were skipped over by the Transportation Security Administration, which is partnering with various segments of the aviation industry, in development of a new 6-point plan to review the effectiveness of employee screening systems at airports. […]

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