Get Updates


Letters To Congress

Oppose DeMint Amendments to FAA Reauthorization Bill

By Admin

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 […]

Read More

Support the Miller-King Employee Free Choice Act

By Admin

Support the Miller-King Employee Free Choice Act

Read More

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

By Admin

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 […]

Read More

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

By Admin

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 […]

Read More

Weak Worker Security Training in Port Security Bill

By Admin

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 […]

Read More

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

By Admin

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 […]

Read More

Vote for Murray Amendment to Preserve Fairness for Amtrak Workers

By Admin

Dear Senator: At today’s Subcommittee mark-up of the Transportation, Treasury Appropriations bill, Senator Murray will offer an amendment to strike a provision in the bill that would inappropriately interfere in the collective bargaining relationship between Amtrak and its workers.  On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, I urge you to vote for this amendment […]

Read More

Support Oberstar-LoBiondo-Poe Amendment to Stop Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

By Admin

Dear Representative: When the House considers the Transportation-Treasury-HUD Appropriations bill this week, I urge you to support an amendment offered by Reps. Jim Oberstar (D-MN), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and Ted Poe (R-TX) that would stop the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from finalizing and implementing its proposal to allow foreign control of U.S. airlines.  The […]

Read More

Support the LaTourette-Oberstar Amendment to Protect Amtrak

By Admin

Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) I urge you to support the LaTourette-Oberstar amendment to H.R. 5576 (Transportation-Treasury-HUD Appropriations bill) to save our national passenger rail system.  The LaTourette-Oberstar amendment would increase funding for Amtrak by $214 million. The $900 million included in the Committee bill would shut down our […]

Read More

Retain the Senate Provision to Prevent Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

By Admin

Dear Conferee: As you finalize the emergency supplemental conference report, I urge you to support an important provision included in the Senate-passed bill that would prevent the Department of Transportation (DOT) from changing long-standing rules to allow foreign interests to control U.S. airlines. During Senate committee mark-up, an amendment supported by Senators Daniel Inouye (D-HI) […]

Read More