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Puchala Confirmation for National Mediation Board Will Return NMB to its Mission

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement today upon U.S. Senate confirmation of Linda Puchala as a Member of the National Mediation Board: “This is an important day for rail and airline workers in this country. With the confirmation of Linda Puchala as a member of […]

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Unions Praise Confirmation of Peter Rogoff as FTA Administra

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement today in reaction to U.S. Senate confirmation of Peter Rogoff as Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration: “As we enter into new era of public transportation in America, a new champion for mass transit has arrived. Transportation unions congratulate […]

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Transportation Unions Applaud Senate Confirmation of Randy Babbit as FAA Administrator

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement today following Senate confirmation of Randy Babbitt as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration: “With confirmation of Randy Babbitt as its leader, today the Federal Aviation Administration begins the important work of reforming itself and re-energizing efforts derailed in […]

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House-Passed FAA Bill Modernizes Aviation System, Advances Safety and Worker Rights

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement today following House passage of the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 915): “The FAA bill passed by the House of Representatives today will bring Americans closer to the first-class aviation system they want and deserve. “This legislation will […]

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Airports Do an About-Face on Safety Policy

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WASHINGTON, DC – Transportation unions are disappointed to learn that the nation’s big airports have taken the position that improving firefighting standards at airports will not improve safety. Opposition to these much-needed safety improvements is indefensible. It also represents a surprising reversal of previous Congressional testimony by Airports Council International, North America (ACI-NA), a trade […]

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Transportation Unions Applaud Confirmation of Joe Szabo to Lead Federal Railroad Administration

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement today in reaction to U.S. Senate confirmation of Joe Szabo as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration: “It is a great day.  A longtime advocate for rail workers and the safety of our railroad system has been confirmed to […]

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Transportation Labor Endorses Administration’s Choice for FTA Administrator

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement today in reaction to the Obama Administration’s intent to nominate Peter Rogoff to become the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration: “Peter Rogoff is the perfect choice to lead the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).  The Obama Administration has tapped […]

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Transportation Labor Applauds Efforts to Make TWIC Enrollment As Efficient As Possible

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement today in reaction to the announced changes to the TWIC program to make it more efficient for workers: “No one wants ports and ships to be more secure than the people who work in them every day. But we’ve […]

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Transportation Labor Applauds Selection of Randy Babbitt to Lead FAA

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement today in reaction to the Obama Administration’s intent to nominate Randy Babbitt as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration: “Transportation labor applauds the President’s choice of Randy Babbitt to be the next Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. The […]

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Transportation Unions Praise the President’s Nomination of Joe Szabo to Lead the Federal Railroad Administration

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement today in reaction to the Obama Administration’s nomination of Joe Szabo to become the Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration: “Joe Szabo’s background and work experience make him uniquely qualified for this position. Because of his first-hand knowledge of […]

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