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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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Support Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007

The Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007: Oppose Sessions Amendment Oppose Flake Amendment on Over-the-Road Bus Support Lynch Amendment

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Support the Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007

Support the Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007 

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Oppose DeMint Amendments to FAA Reauthorization Bill

May 16, 2007 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 […]

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Support the Miller-King Employee Free Choice Act

Support the Miller-King Employee Free Choice Act

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Oppose Isakson Amendment to Eliminate Safety & Health Protections for Port Workers

September 14, 2006 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, the International Longshoremen’s Association, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, I am writing to urge you to vote no on an amendment to the port security bill, H.R. 4954, to be offered by Senator Isakson that would shield port employers from liability for […]

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Make our Ports More Secure: Support the Kerry Worker Training Amendment

Dear Senator: As the Senate works to complete debate on port security legislation, H.R. 4954, I urge your support for a bi-partisan amendment, led by Senator John Kerry, to ensure strong security training requirements for longshore and other port workers. Properly preparing hundreds of thousands of port workers for the event of a terrorist threat […]

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Weak Worker Security Training in Port Security Bill

The Honorable Daniel Inouye, Co-Chair Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee 508 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC  20510 Dear Senator Inouye: With the Senate moving rapidly to complete port security legislation, H.R. 4954, I wanted to express our deep concern regarding the weak worker security training provisions currently included in the Senate bill. Since the […]

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Support the Inouye-Dorgan-Specter Amendment to Stop Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

Dear Senator: When the Appropriations Committee considers the FY 2007 TTHUD bill later today, Senators Inouye, Dorgan and Specter will offer an amendment to prevent the Department of Transportation (DOT) from finalizing or implementing its proposal to permit foreign interests, including foreign airlines, to control U.S. airlines.  On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO […]

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