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TTD Comments on NMB Proposed Rulemaking

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (“TTD”), I want to thank the National Mediation Board (“NMB” or “Board”) for the opportunity to present our views on the Board’s recently proposed rules regarding representation procedures. TTD consists of 32 affiliated unions representing workers in all modes of transportation, including those covered under the Railway […]

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TTD Comments on Lithium Battery Rulemaking

VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Mr. R. Ryan Posten Deputy Associate Administrator Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration RE:     Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Docket No. PHMSA–2009–0095 (HM-224F) Hazardous Materials: Transportation of Lithium Batteries Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM); request for additional comment Dear Mr. Posten: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), […]

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TTD Comments on Family and Medical Leave Act Rulemaking

VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Mary Ziegler Director of the Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation Wage and Hour Division US Department of Labor; Room S-3510 200 Constitution Ave., NW Washington DC, 20210 RE: The Family and Medical Leave Act; RIN 1235-AA03 Dear Ms. Ziegler, On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), we are pleased to […]

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Comments on Passenger Rail Privatization

The Honorable Joseph C. Szabo Administrator Federal Railroad Administration U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC  20590 VIA http://www.regulations.gov Re:      Docket No. FRA-2009-0108, Notice No. 1: Alternate Passenger Rail Service Pilot Program Dear Administrator Szabo: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to comment on the […]

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TTD Supports Hours of Service Change for Passenger Train Operators

The Honorable Joseph C. Szabo Administrator Federal Railroad Administration (Attention: Docket Operations, M-30) U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Rm W-12-140 West Building Ground Floor Washington, DC  20590-0001 Re: Docket No. FRA-2009-0043, Notice No. 1: Hours of Service of Railroad Employees; Substantive Regulations for Train Employees Providing Commuter and Intercity Rail Passenger Transportation; […]

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Strengthening Helicopter Safety

The Honorable J. Randolph Babbitt Administrator Federal Aviation Administration (Attention: Docket Operations, M-30) U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Rm W-12-140 West Building Ground Floor Washington, DC  20590-0001 Re: Docket No. FAA-2010-0982: 14 CFR Parts 1, 91, 120, and 135 Air Ambulance and Commercial Helicopter Operations, Part 91 Helicopter Operations, and Part 135 […]

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Request to Outsource Rail Safety Work Must Be Rejected

Mr. Robert C. Lauby Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative Operations U.S. Department of Transportation Docket Operations Facility 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590 RE: Petition for Waiver of Compliance; Docket No. FRA–2010–0126 Dear Deputy Associate Administrator Lauby: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) , I urge you […]

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TTD Supports Strengthening of Whistleblower Provisions

Ms. Nilgun Tolek Director, Office of the Whistleblower Protection Program Occupational Safety and Health Administration U.S. Department of Labor Room N-3610 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC  20210 RE:  Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982; Docket Number OSHA–2008–0026; and Procedures for […]

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Transportation Labor Weighs in on Distracted Driving

The Honorable Anne S. Ferro Administrator Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC  20590 RE:  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Docket Number: FMCSA-2009-0370; Limiting the Use of Wireless Communication Devices Dear Administrator Ferro: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) we are pleased to submit the following comments on the Federal […]

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National Rail Plan Must Sustain Jobs, Produce Safe System

The Honorable Joseph C. Szabo Administrator Federal Railroad Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington D.C.  20590 RE:  Federal Railroad Administration Docket No. FRA-2010-0020 National Rail Plan Dear Administrator Szabo: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) we are pleased to comment on the development of the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) long-range National […]

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