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Foreign Repair Stations Threaten Safety of Air Passengers

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 Transportation Labor Insists Terrorists Have Plane Access Without Entering Country WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), following the plane terror plot uncovered by British Authorities that threatened the safety of airline […]

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Senate Appropriations Committee Votes To Prevent Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 (w) Joins Full House in Repudiating Administration Plan WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), regarding the Senate Appropriations Committee’s 19-6 vote on the Inouye-Dorgan-Specter Amendment to prevent the Administration from finalizing […]

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Transportation Labor Endorses Bill To Improve Rail/ Public Transportation Security

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), regarding legislation introduced by Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, and Corrine Brown (D-FL), Ranking Member of the Transportation […]

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Transportation Labor Urges Fair Treatment for Diabetic Drivers

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 Don’t Bar Medically Qualified Individuals from Becoming Commercial Drivers WASHINGTON, DC —In response to a Department of Transportation request for public comment, Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), today sent a letter and issued the following statement regarding the medical qualification […]

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House Votes to Protect U.S. Aviation from Foreign Takeover — Again

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 TTD Urges Administration to Pull Back Proposal Allowing Foreign Control of Airlines WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), regarding the 291-137 overwhelming bi-partisan vote against the Administration’s proposal to allow foreign […]

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House Rejects White House Strategy to Starve Amtrak

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD, AFL-CIO 202.628.9262 TTD Applauds Passage of LaTourette-Oberstar Amendment to Increase Funding WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), regarding the 266-158 vote to save our national passenger rail system: “The vote last night to […]

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Transportation Labor Lauds Overwhelming Vote on Latourette Bill to Restore Fairness in FAA Bargaining

For Further Information Contact Robin L. Wolfgang 202.628.9262 Vows to Continue Push for Legislation WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), regarding the 271-148 vote taken last night by Congress in favor of H.R 5449 to send the National Air Traffic Controllers […]

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Administration Forces Senate, House to Drop Language Barring Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD- AFL- CIO 202.628.9262 WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), regarding the action taken by Congress – in acquiescence to Administration demands – to drop language from the supplemental appropriations to prevent foreign control […]

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FAA Illegally Imposes Contract on Air Traffic Controllers; TTD Condemns FAA Action Days Before Congressional Vote

For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact TTD- AFL- CIO 202.628.9262 WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), regarding the action taken today by the Federal Aviation Administration to unilaterally impose a contract on its 14,500 Air Traffic Controllers without Union consent: […]

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Bush Supplemental Proposed Rule Still Seeks to Turn Over Control Of U.S. Airlines to Foreign Interests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 202/628-9262 Washington, D.C. – The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), in response to the Administration’s supplemental proposed rule on the foreign control of U.S. airlines. “The supplemental proposed rule unveiled yesterday by the Department of Transportation changes very little: the rule […]

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