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Support Port Security Grant Funding

Chairman David E. Price Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Room B-307 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515   Dear Chairman Price:   As you know, there are a variety of troubling cutbacks in President Bush’s 2009 budget.  I write today to address one of these issues, the cuts in the Port Security Grant Program. […]

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Support the S-Miner Act

Dear Representative:   On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) I urge you to support H.R. 2768, the Supplemental Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act (“S-MINER Act”) when the House considers this bill today.  This legislation will provide the nation’s mine workers critically important health and safety protections designed to prevent crippling […]

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Save Amtrak, Oppose Sununu Amendment

Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to support S. 294, a bill to reauthorize Amtrak, and oppose the Sununu amendment which would effectively dismantle and end our national passenger railroad. For years Amtrak has been forced to limp from one financial crisis to the next and asked […]

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Support the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act

Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and the flight crews represented by our affiliated unions, I am writing to urge you to cosponsor the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act (S. 2059).  This legislation will finally address an anomaly that has prevented airline flight crews from qualifying for coverage under […]

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Support the Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act, Napolitano Amendment

Dear Representative: When the House considers H.R. 2095, the Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act, we urge you to support this important legislation.  It has been over a decade since rail safety laws were updated and it is long past time that this industry and its workers see improvements. For years, transportation labor has called for […]

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Vote Yes on the FAA Reauthorization Bill

Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and the hundreds of thousands of aviation and related workers represented by our affiliated unions, I write to urge you to support the FAA Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2881) when it is considered today.  While we shared our specific concerns related to amendments to this […]

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FAA Reauthorization: Protect Aircraft Safety

Dear Representative: When the House of Representatives considers the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007 (HR 2881), we urge you to support an amendment offered by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) to extend drug and alcohol testing to maintenance work being performed on U.S. air carriers at foreign aircraft repair stations. Under current rules, individual mechanics at […]

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Support Fairness in FAA Labor-Management Relations

Dear Representative: On behalf of transportation labor, I urge you to support the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007 (HR 2881) which restores a fair collective bargaining process for FAA employees. When the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marked-up the FAA bill, it adopted an amendment by Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Costello to restore fairness to the collective […]

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FAA Reauthorization: Protect Workers’ Organizing Rights

September 18, 2007 Dear Representative: On behalf of the millions of transportation workers represented by the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write to urge you to reject any amendment to strike the “Express Carrier” language in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007 (HR 2881) when it is considered by the full House. When the […]

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Protect Highway Safety, Support the Dorgan-Specter Amendment

Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TID), I urge you to support the DorganSpecter Amendment to the Senate FYOS Transportation Appropriations bill. This amendment would prohibit the implementation of an ill advised federal pilot program permitting Mexico-domiciled trucking companies to transport goods on American highways. Transportation unions have long been concerned […]

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