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The Hill onTTD’s Support for #2CrewTrains

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Feds weigh minimum train crew sizes As published by Melanie Zanona in The Hill The Federal Railroad Administration is considering a rule that would require most trains to have a minimum number of crew members. During a Friday public hearing on the proposal, union groups, policymakers and stakeholders weighed in on whether most rail operations […]

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Journal of Commerce on TTD’s Opposition to Port Metrics

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Effort to create US port productivity metrics hits wall of opposition As published by Reynolds Hutchins in Journal of Commerce WASHINGTON — A group tasked with helping the U.S. Department of Transportation develop industry-wide metrics to gauge port productivity sputtered to a start at its first meeting Friday. Representatives of the railroad industry and labor unions — many […]

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Global Trade Magazine on TTD’s Support of #2CrewTrains

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Labor Supports, Industry Opposes U.S. Rulemaking on Freight Train Crew Size   Union Insists Rules Promote Safety, AAR Says They Would Stifle Innovation As published by Peter Buxbaum in Global Trade Magazine The Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, (TTD) has responded positively to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking establishing a minimum […]

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Journal of Commerce on TTD’s Defense of the Jones Act

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Bill exempting Puerto Rico from Jones Act ignites old battles As published by Joseph Bonney in Journal of Commerce Shipyard, maritime and labor interests have criticized an Alabama congressman’s proposal to exempt Puerto Rico from the Jones Act’s requirements for U.S.flag shipping between the island and the U.S. mainland. Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Ala., called for the exemption in […]

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Global Trade Magazine Reports on TTD’s Support of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016

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Water Resources Bill Moving Along in U.S. Congress Bill to be Considered by House and Senate this Month As published by Peter Buxbaum in Global Trade Magazine The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the U.S. Congress approved a bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 toward the end of May, marking the successful jump […]

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Seapower Magazine Reports on National Maritime Day

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U.S. Merchant Marine Industry Strong, But Needs Improvements As published by John Marcario in Seapower Magazine Improving, and strengthening, the Jones Act, along with being more unified, were the theme echoed by mariners and officials during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s annual National Maritime Day observance ceremony. “The nations merchant mariners have always answered the […]

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Newark Star-Ledger Reports on Labor’s Effort to #DenyNAI

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N.J. Republican lines up with unions against Obama airline decision As published by Jonathan D. Salant in the Newark Star-Ledger A request by a new international airline to fly to the U.S. pits the Obama administration against organized labor and its Republican ally: U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey The chairman of the House aviation subcommittee, LoBiondo and […]

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The Hill — FAA reauthorization should not move forward without commonsense protections for customer service agents

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As published by Sito Pantoja and Edward Wytkind in The Hill Anyone who has flown knows how stressful air travel can be — the long lines, crowded terminals and lost baggage aggravate many of us. But that’s no excuse for physically attacking airline customer service agents — a trend that is, disturbingly, on the rise. These […]

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The Hill Covers TTD’s Stance Against DOT’s Approval of Norwegian Air International

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Norwegian Air gets approval to fly to US As Published by Melanie Zanona in the Hill The Department of Transportation gave its tentative stamp of approval for Norwegian Air International to fly to the United States, drawing fierce opposition from industry and union groups but earning applause from travel advocates. The announcement on Friday will tentatively allow […]

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Safety & Health Magazine Highlights Transportation Union Efforts to #DriveOutAssault

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Groups call for federal rule to protect transit workers from violence As published in Safety & Health Magazine Washington – Citing “an epidemic of workplace violence” against bus drivers and other transit operators, a group of organizations is calling on the Federal Transit Administration to issue a final rule that would strengthen protections against physical assaults […]

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