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Senate Panel Blocks Bush Plan Allowing Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 202/628-9262 Momentum Building on Capitol Hill; Bipartisan Concern over Threats to National and Economic Security Washington, D.C. – The following statement was issued by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), on the Senate Appropriations Committee today prohibiting the Bush administration, through October 1 of this year, from […]

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Public School "Reform" Targets Essential Services, Including Transportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 202/628-9262 “Smear Campaign” Offers Unworkable Plan Washington, DC –A movement to enact state legislation dictating the nature of local public school spending is a “sinister attack on vital public school services” which could force cuts in vital services, including bus transportation for students, the Executive Committee of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades […]

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Bush Administration "Shirking its Responsibility" for Port Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 202/628-9262 Serious Gaps Remain Unaddressed Washington, DC –Saying that the Bush administration is “shirking its responsibility to fund and enforce the port security laws and regulations of this nation,” transportation labor leaders today called upon Congress to step in to ensure greater security at our nation’s ports. In addressing the recent […]

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Congress Must Reject Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 White House Plan Threatens National Security, Jobs Washington, DC –Saying that “in a post 9/11 world, it is simply irresponsible to allow foreign interests to control key components of our transportation system,” transportation labor leaders today urged Congress to stop the Bush administration’s proposal to allow foreign interests […]

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Congress Must Restore Fairness to FAA Collective Bargaining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 202/628-9262 FAA Management Threatens Safety, Maligns Workers Washington, DC –Equating the Federal Aviation Administration’s “scorched-earth” approach to collective bargaining to the “irresponsible conduct from anti-worker corporate giants like Wal-Mart,” transportation labor leaders today called upon Congress to pass bipartisan legislation which would ensure fairness in FAA labor-management negotiations. At its biannual […]

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Lawmakers Say No to Closing Dangerous Loophole in Aviation Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 House Panel Rejects Tighter Review of Outsourced Aircraft Maintenance Washington, D.C. – The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), on the House Homeland Security Committee rejecting an amendment by Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) to require greater federal review […]

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Airline Jobs, National Security at Risk by Bush Plan Allowing Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 202/262-3854 MichaelB@ttd.org AFL-CIO Transportation Leader Testifies at House Hearing Washington, D.C. – The Bush administration’s controversial plan to allow foreign control of U.S. airlines “weakens the aviation industry at the worst possible time,” threatens national security, and violates existing law, Edward Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades […]

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House Panel Rebuffs Bush Plan Allowing Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 Threats to National and Economic Security Prompt Bipartisan Action Washington, D.C. – The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), on the House Appropriations Committee directing the Bush administration, for 120 days, to not carry out its plan to […]

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Transportation Labor: Congress Must Suspend Plan to Turn U.S. Port Operations over to Dubai-Based Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 202/262-3854 MichaelB@ttd.org White House Veto Threat “Dangerously Out of Touch” with Bipartisan Security Concerns 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 Bush administration decision allowing a company owned by […]

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AFL-CIO Airline Unions Support FAA Workers, Endorse Obama Bill Ensuring Fairness in Collective Bargaining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Michael Buckley 202/628-9262 202/262-3854 MichaelB@ttd.org Washington, D.C. — Decrying a contentious approach to labor-management relations and a short-sighted emphasis on cost-savings over safety by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), AFL-CIO airline unions today held a joint press conference to show their support for FAA employees and their unions. The unions — representing […]

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