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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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Support the Carnahan Merger Protection Amendment

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TTD Response to Senate Rail Safey Hearing

TTD Response to Senate Rail Safey Hearing

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Co-sign the Braley Letter, Strengthen Standards for Airport Firefighting

Co-sign the Braley Letter

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Support the Costello Amendment to Restore Fairness in FAA Labor-Management Relations

June 28, 2007 Dear Representative: On behalf of transportation labor, I urge you to support the Costello Amendment to restore fairness to the collective bargaining system that governs labor-management relations at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Last year, despite loud bipartisan protests from Congress, the FAA ignored its obligation to bargain fairly with its employees […]

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Support the Oberstar Express Carrier Amendment

Dear Representative:   On behalf of the millions of transportation workers represented be the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write to urge you to support the Oberstar amendment to ensure that truck drivers and mechanics employed at package delivery companies are not denied the right to form and join a union.   Under current […]

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Premium Pay Plan at Amtrak an Insult to Workers

The Honorable Corrine Brown Chairwoman House Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee 589 Ford House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairwoman Brown: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and specifically the 10 member unions of our Rail Labor Division, I am writing to express our outrage and growing frustration with the […]

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Oppose the Boozman Amendment, Support Amtrak and the Environment

Oppose the Boozman Amendment – Support Amtrak and the Environment

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Oppose DeMint Amendments to Contract Out Air Traffic Control

Dear Senator: On behalf of the millions of transportation workers represented by the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO’s (TTD) 32 member unions, I write to ask you to vote against the DeMint amendments during today’s mark-up of the FAA reauthorization bill (S. 1300).  Senator DeMint has offered three amendments that would jeopardize this bill and threaten […]

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Raise Security Standards at Aircraft Repair Stations

Dear Representative: Today the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection will mark up H.R. 1981, a bill introduced by Reps. Jim Langevin, Bennie Thompson, and Sheila Jackson Lee to require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to stop ignoring a two-and-half year old Congressional mandate to […]

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