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Support Emergency Assistance to the U.S. Automobile Industry

Dear Senator:   On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to provide critical economic relief to the American automobile industry.  This legislation is not only necessary to the future survival of the Detroit-based automakers and their workers, but more significantly to the one in ten American workers who rely on […]

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Support the Economic Stimulus Package H.R. 7110

Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write in support of the economic stimulus package (H.R. 7110) expected to be considered today on the House floor and specifically the transportation infrastructure provisions that are included in this legislation. TTD and our affiliated unions have long argued that any comprehensive stimulus […]

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Support Speaker Pelosi's Health Proposal for 9/11 Workers and Residents

Dear Representative: We are writing to urge your support for a legislative proposal developed by Speaker Pelosi’s office and Representatives Maloney and Nadler that would address the health needs of thousands of WorId Trade Center (WTC) responders and residents who are now sick as a result of toxic exposures that resulted from the 9/11 attacks […]

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Cosponsor the Saving Energy through Public Transportation Act, S. 3380

Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to cosponsor the Saving Energy through Public Transportation Act (S. 3380).  Senator Clinton introduced this bill on August 1 in an effort to support mass transit systems, which are reeling from massive fuel price and ridership increases.  On June 26, the […]

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Support Funding for the Washington Area Metro Transit Authority

The Honorable Harry Reid Majority Leader United States Senate 528 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC  20510 Dear Senator Reid: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I want to express our support for provisions in S. 3297 which provides funds for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).  This language was originally […]

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Support the National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act

Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to vote in favor of the National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act (H.R. 3999) when it is considered by the House.  This important measure will improve the safety of American bridges and decrease the chance of another catastrophic bridge collapse […]

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Congress Must Act to Save Threatened Aviation Industry

Dear Representative: The rising cost of oil is of concern to everyone in this country today.  Many are worried that they will be forced to choose between filling their automobile gas tanks and purchasing groceries, or about the impact that the escalating price of oil will have on the economy.  Our members – the working […]

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Support the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act

Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to vote in favor of the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act (H.R. 2744) when it is considered by the House under suspension of the rules.  This common sense measure will ensure that flight attendants and pilots are covered under the […]

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Support the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act, S. 2123

Dear Senator:On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, I urge you to support the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act, S. 2123.  This legislation would secure long overdue collective bargaining protections for tens of thousands of firefighters and frontline safety workers who do not currently have the right to negotiate wages, hours and working conditions. […]

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Support the McCaskill-Specter Repair Station and Security Amendment

Dear Senator: During debate on the Aviation Investment and Modernization Act, Senators McCaskill and Specter will offer an amendment to enhance the safety, security and oversight of foreign aircraft repair stations performing maintenance work on U.S. commercial aircraft.  On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) I urge you to support this common sense […]

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