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Support the Coast Guard Authorization, Oppose the Broun Amendment

Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) I urge you to oppose the Broun Amendment to H.R. 2830, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2007.  The Broun Amendment would strike Title X — Appeals to National Transportation Safety Board and Title XI — Marine Safety. Title X would ensure a level […]

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Letter to Florida State Legislature on CSX Deal

Senator Larcenia J. Bullard 8603 S. Dixie Highway Suite 304 Miami, FL  33143 Dear Senator Bullard: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I want to express our opposition to a provision in pending legislation that would essentially ratify a deal between CSX railroad and the State of Florida for a major rail […]

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Include All Workers in the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA)

Chairman Max Baucus Senate Finance Committee 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC  20510 Ranking Member Charles Grassley Senate Finance Committee 135 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC  20510 Dear Chairman Baucus and Ranking Member Grassley: As the Senate works to reauthorize the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, I urge you to ensure that transportation […]

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Cross-Border Pilot Program

Dear Senator: As the Commerce Committee continues to review the Administration’s cross-border trucking program, I wanted to share with you the attached policy statement recently agreed to by the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD).  As you will see, the statement calls for an end to the pilot program and specifically voices our opposition to opening […]

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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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