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Stronger Protections Needed for Motorcoach Drivers under Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse NPRM

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Mr. Juan Moya Office of Enforcement and Program Delivery Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Washington, DC 20590 RE: Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0031 RIN 2126-AB18 Dear Mr. Moya: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO […]

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Public and Private Sector Workers Join Forces Against Norwegian Air Scheme

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The Honorable Anthony Foxx Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue. S.E. Washington, DC 20590 Dear Secretary Foxx: On behalf of the undersigned affiliated unions of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) we urge you to reject Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application for a foreign air carrier permit that is now pending before […]

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TTD Urges DOT to Ban In-Flight Voice Calls

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Ms. Laura E. Jennings Senior Trial Attorney U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave SE Washington, DC 20590 RE: Use of Mobile Wireless Devices for Voice Calls on Aircraft Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Docket No. DOT-OST-2014-0002 RIN 2105-AE30 Office of the Secretary, DOT Dear Ms. Jennings: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, […]

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Gulfstream Application Sets Dangerous Precedent for Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing

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Alphonso Pendergrass Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 RE: Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Summary Notice No. PE-2014-07 Docket No. 2014-02249 Docket ID FAA-2014-0028 Dear Mr. Pendergrass: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write to oppose the petition for exemption filed by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, […]

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DOT Must Not Allow Norwegian to Undermine Labor Standards

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BEFORE THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WASHINGTON, DC   Docket No. OST-2013-0204 Application of NORWEGIAN AIR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED for an exemption under 49 U.S.C. § 40109 and a foreign air carrier permit pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 41301 (US-EU Open Skies)   JOINT REPLY OF AIR LINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION, TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO AND THE EUROPEAN […]

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AFL-CIO, TTD Oppose NAI Flag of Convenience Application

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BEFORE THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WASHINGTON, DC Docket No. OST-2013-0204 Application of NORWEGIAN AIR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED for an exemption under 49 U.S.C. § 40109 and a foreign air carrier permit pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 41301 (US-EU Open Skies) ANSWER OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR AND CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS, AND THE TRANSPORTATION […]

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Irish Transport Minister Asked to Weigh in on Norwegian Operating Scheme

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Mr. Leo Varadkar, T.D. Minister Department for Transport, Tourism and Sport 44 Kildare Street Dublin 2, Ireland Re: Application of Norwegian Air International for an Air Operator Certificate Dear Minister Varadkar: The Transportation Trades Department AFL-CIO (TTD) understands that the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is considering issuing an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and the Commission […]

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FMCSA Should Close the Bus Driver Loophole, Raise the Bar on Motor Carrier Safety

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Ms. Shannon L. Watson Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator for Policy Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration US Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590 RE:     Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Notice of Meeting            Docket No. FMCSA-2006-26367 Dear Ms. Watson: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), we […]

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TTD, Pilot Groups Ask DOT to Reject Norwegian Application That Would Undercut U.S. Workers

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BEFORE THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WASHINGTON, DC Application of ) Docket No. OST‐2013‐0204 NORWEGIAN AIR INTERNATIONAL ) LIMITED ) for an exemption under 49 U.S.C. § 40109 ) and a foreign air carrier permit pursuant to ) 49 U.S.C. § 41301 (US‐EU Open Skies) ) MOTION FOR PERMISSION TO FILE AND JOINT REPLY OF […]

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TTD Makes Recommendations to FTA on New Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans

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Mr. Peter Rogoff Administrator Federal Transit Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Washington, DC  20590 RE:     The National Public Transportation Safety Plan, the Public Transportation  Agency Safety Plan, and the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program; Transit Asset Management Docket No. FTA-2013-0030 RIN 2132-AB20; 2132-AB07  Dear Administrator Rogoff: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, […]

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