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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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Railway Age Reports on CP-NS Merger Termination

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See ya later, what’s-your-name As published by William Vantuono in Railway Age Well, it’s all over but the ruminating and regurgitating: Hedge fund king Bill Ackman had his blinders ripped off, read the handwriting on the wall, and wisely deep-sixed his attempt to bolster his sagging pockets by going after Norfolk Southern, a damn good […]

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AJOT Covers TTD’s Take On CP-NS Merger

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TTD Statement on the Termination of Canadian Pacific’s Hostile Takeover Bid for Norfolk Southern As published in the American Journal of Transportation WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the announcement by Canadian Pacific that it is terminating a hostile takeover bid for […]

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Global Trade Magazine Reports on Proposed Regulations for Freight Train Crew Size Minimum

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Federal Railroad Administration Proposes Regulations on Minimum Crew Size Minimum of Two Crewmembers Proposed for Most Operations As published by Peter Buxbaum in Global Trade Magazine The Federal Railroad Administration has proposed regulations establishing minimum requirements for the size of train crew staffs depending on the type of operation. A minimum requirement of two crewmembers is […]

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Runway Girl Network Reports On Tragedy in Brussels and Travel Security

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Tragedy in Brussels puts travel security in the spotlight As published by Anthony Davis in Runway Girl Network Following the tragic death of at least 34 people and hundreds of injuries as a result of terrorist attacks in the de facto EU capital of Brussels today, questions are yet again being posed about travel security procedures around the globe. […]

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