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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. by Focusing on Job Creation

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following statement about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the holiday on which we honor him:   “Martin Luther King, Jr.’s focus on economic justice is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago. As we honor Dr. King in 2010, we recognize yet again the wisdom of his teachings and the certainty that a good […]

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Transportation Investments in Jobs Bill: Results Americans Want and Workers Need

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement following passage of a new jobs bill in the House of Representatives: “Although job losses are slowing, this economy continues to bleed jobs and Congress is right to act.  We have advocated for a new round of investments in all […]

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Transportation Labor Supports NMB’s Proposed Rule Changes for Airline and Rail Union Elections

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), appeared at a public hearing today to support the National Mediation Board’s proposed rule changes for airline and railroad union elections. Below are excerpts from his submitted statement: “Currently, an absolute majority of all eligible employees in a craft or class are […]

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Flight Crews Look Forward to Family and Medical Leave Act Coverage

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Flight Crews Look Forward to Family and Medical Leave Act Coverage WASHINGTON, DC – Flight crews will soon have the same family and medical leave coverage that other working Americans have enjoyed since 1993. Transportation labor applauds the passage of the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act, which is expected to be signed into law […]

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NMB Offers Airline and Railroad Workers Hope for Fair Union Elections

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WASHINGTON, DC – Airline and rail workers can have hope that fair union election rules are in their future, in light of sensible reforms proposed today by the National Mediation Board (NMB). “The deck is currently stacked against airline and railroad workers,” said Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), which requested […]

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Transportation Labor Urges Action on Stalled-Out Legislation, Vows to Protect Aviation Workers Harmed by International Joint Ventures

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WASHINGTON, DC – Transportation union leaders are urging action on key transportation legislation that, if delayed further, forestalls needed improvements to our nation’s aviation and surface transportation systems and eliminates a major source of job creation so badly needed across the country. In their annual fall meeting today, leaders of the 32 unions that comprise […]

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Honoring Transportation Workers on Labor Day

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement in anticipation of Labor Day: “As Americans observe Labor Day this year, some may have a lot more to celebrate than others.  In the midst of a recession where high unemployment and slow job growth persist, transportation workers are […]

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Loss of Senator Kennedy is Profound, But His Legacy Will Live On

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued the following statement following Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s death: “We’ve lost a friend and a fighter for workers everywhere with the passing of Senator Kennedy.  He was at the center of so many legislative initiatives to make jobs safer and more […]

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Transportation Labor Applauds Appointment of David Matsuda to MARAD

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement today in reaction to David Matsuda’s appointment as Deputy/Acting Administrator of the Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation: “Transportation unions support David Matsuda’s appointment to become the Deputy/Acting Administrator for the Maritime Administration. In his previous experience as both […]

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Transportation Unions Applaud Confirmation of Deborah Hersman to NTSB Chair

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WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement in reaction to Senate confirmation of Deborah Hersman to be reappointed to and named Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board: “Transportation unions are pleased the Senate has confirmed Deborah Hersman to lead the National Transportation Safety Board.  Hersman […]

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