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Lithium Battery Transport Requires Protections for Workers

Mr. Charles E. Betts Chief, Standards Development Office of Hazardous Materials Standards, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, RE:  Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Docket No. PHMSA–2009–0095 Hazardous Materials: Transportation of Lithium Batteries Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Dear Mr. Betts: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to […]

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Improve Security of Foreign Aircraft Repair

COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO ________________________________ BEFORE THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AIRCRAFT REPAIR STATION SECURITY Docket No. TSA-2004-17131 February 19, 2010 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), we are pleased to submit the following comments on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Notice of […]

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TTD Comments on NMB's Proposed Election Rule Changes

BEFORE THE NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD ___________________________________ Representation Election Procedure   Docket No.  C-6964 __________________________________ COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and our 32 affiliated unions , we want to express our support for the National Mediation Board’s (NMB or the Board) proposed revisions in 29 CFR Parts […]

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Comments on the National Mediation Board's Proposed Rule Changes for Airline and Railroad Union Elections

WRITTEN STATEMENT OF EDWARD WYTKIND, PRESIDENT TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO _________________________ BEFORE THE NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD ON THE REPRESENTATION ELECTION PROCEDURE; PROPOSED RULE; DOCKET NO. C-6964 FOR THE NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD’S PUBLIC MEETING December 7, 2009 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) I want to thank the National Mediation Board (“NMB or […]

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Comments for New Starts/Small Starts Policies and Procedures

The Honorable Peter M. Rogoff Administrator Federal Transit Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, East Building Washington, DC 20590   RE:  Federal Transit Administration Docket Number: FTA-2009-0036 Additional Proposed Guidance for New Starts/Small Starts Policies and Procedures and Request for Comments Dear Administrator Rogoff: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD)  I want to […]

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Comment to OMB: Enforcing Buy America Requirements in the ARRA

Ms. Marguerite Pridgen Office of Federal Financial Management Office of Management and Budget, Room 6025 New Executive Office Building Washington, DC 20503 RE: Requirements for Implementing Sections 1512, 1605, and 1606 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for Financial Assistance Awards Dear Ms. Pridgen: As the Administration issues final guidance on implementation […]

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Capital Assistance for High Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity Passenger Rail Service: Public Input on Recovery Act Guidance to Applicants

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-2009-0045 Capital Assistance for High Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity Passenger Rail Service: Public Input on Recovery Act Guidance to Applicants Dear Administrator Szabo: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO […]

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Letter to OMB Director Peter Orszag

The Honorable Peter R. Orszag Director, Office of Management and Budget Eisenhower Executive Office Building 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC  20503 Dear Director Orszag: As the Administration seeks to implement the spending provisions and specifically the transportation investments included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, I urge you to ensure that the […]

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Comments on Buy America Waiver Request from MBTA Docket No. FTA-2008-0047

The Honorable James Simpson Administrator Federal Transit Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E. Washington, DC  20590   Re:      Notice of Buy America Waiver Request by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for Final Assembly of Rail Rolling Stock Docket No. FTA-2008-0047   Dear Administrator Simpson: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) I urge […]

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Comments on Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

Mr. Jim Swart Director Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC  20590   RE:   Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs; Docket No. OST-2003-15245; Final Rule   Dear Director Swart: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), [1] I […]

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