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Strong Buy America Regulations Support New Jobs, Healthy Manufacturing Sector

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Mr. Gerald Yakowenko Contract Administration Team Leader Office of Program Administration Federal Highway Administration 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC  20590 RE:     Buy America Policy Docket No. FHWA-2013-0041 Notice and Request for Comments Dear Mr. Yakowenko, On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write in response to the Federal Highway Administration’s […]

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TTD Opposes DOJ's Attempts to Block American/US Airways Merger

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The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC  20530 Dear Attorney General Holder: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write to express our opposition to efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to block the pending merger between US Airways […]

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Frontline Surface Transportation Employees Need Adequate Security Training

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Ms. Virginia Wise Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement Surface Division, TSA-28 Transportation Security Administration 601 South 12th Street Arlington, VA 20598-6028 RE: Request for Comments on Security Training Programs for Surface Mode Employees Notice; Request for Comments Docket No. TSA-2013-0005 RIN 1652-AA55 Dear Ms. Wise: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO […]

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No ID Card Program Should Burden Transportation Workers

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Lieutenant Commander Loan T. O’Brien Docket Management Facility (M-30) U.S. Department of Transportation West Building Ground Floor Room W12-140 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Washington, D.C. 20590 RE: Docket No. USCG – 2007 – 28915 RIN 1625 – AB21 Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) – Reader Requirements, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Coast Guard, DHS Dear Lieutenant […]

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FHWA Public-Private Partnership Model Must Contain Workers’ Jobs and Rights Protections

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Prabhat Diksit Federal Highway Administration Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC  20590  RE:     Federal Highway Administration             Docket No. FHWA-2012-0126             Public-Private Partnerships             Public Meeting Notice; Request for Comment  Dear Mr. Diksit: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to comment on the Federal Highway […]

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Core Labor Protections Must be Included in FTA’s Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program

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Bonnie Graves Office of Chief Counsel Federal Transit Administration Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE Room E44-420 Washington, DC  20590   RE:     Federal Transit Administration            Docket No. FTA-2013-0004            RIN 2132-AB13            Emergency Relief Program           […]

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TTD Opposes Extending California High-Speed Rail Comment Period

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Ms. Cynthia T. Brown Chief, Section of Administration Office of Proceedings Surface Transportation Board 395 E Street, SW Washington, DC 20423  Re:      STB Finance Docket No. 35724, California High-Speed Rail Authority       — Construction Exemption — In Merced, Madera and Fresno Counties,California  Dear Ms. Brown: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write […]

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TTD Opposes Inclusion of Maritime, Air Traffic Rights and Services in TTIP

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Ms. Yvonne Jamison Office of the United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street, NW Washington, DC  20508 RE: Request for Comments on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Docket No. USTR-2013-07430 Dear Ms. Jamison, The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) appreciates the opportunity to submit its views on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership […]

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Clear Whistleblower Protection Process Needed for Seamen

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OSHA Docket Office Docket No. OSHA-2011-0841 U.S. Department of Labor Room N-2625 200 Constitution Avenue N.W. Washington, DC  20210 RE:     Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration            Docket No. OSHA-2011-0841            RIN 1218-AC58            Interim Final Rule, Request for Comments:            Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of […]

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TTD Addresses FRA's Proposed Changes to Positive Train Control Regulations

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Mr. Thomas McFarlin Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance Signal & Train Control Division Federal Railroad Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Washington, D.C. 20590 RE:     Federal Railroad Administration            Positive Train Control Systems (RRR)            Docket No. FRA-2011-0061, Notice No. 1            RIN 2130-AC32            Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Dear Mr. McFarlin: On behalf […]

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