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Rail Safety Reauthorization Senate Testimony

STATEMENT OF EDWARD WYTKIND, PRESIDENT TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON SURFACE TRANSPORTATION AND MERCHANT MARINE INFRASTRUCTURE, SAFETY AND SECURITY ON RAIL SAFETY REAUTHORIZATION Chairman Lautenberg, Senator Smith, and members of the Subcommittee, let me first thank you for the opportunity to testify this morning and to present the views and concerns of transportation […]

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Transportation Security Administration Proposed Changes to Rail Safety Regulations

Ms. Ann Comer Chief, Division of Statutory Programs Office of Labor-Management Standards Employment Standards Administration U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Room N–5112 Washington, DC  20210 Re: COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION RAIL TRANSPORTATION SECURITY; PROPOSED RULE Docket No. TSA-2006-26514 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION […]

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Impact of Background and Security Clearances on the Transportation Workforce House Testimony

STATEMENT OF LARRY I. WILLIS, GENERAL COUNSEL TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION SECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION ON THE IMPACT OF BACKGROUND AND SECURITY CLEARANCES ON THE TRANSPORTATION WORKFORCE On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I want to thank the Committee for the opportunity […]

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Federal Rail Safety Program Reauthorization House Testimony

WRITTEN STATEMENT OF EDWARD WYTKIND, PRESIDENT TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO ______________________________________________ HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON RAILROADS,  PIPELINES, AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ON REAUTHORIZATION OF THE FEDERAL RAIL SAFETY PROGRAM Chairwoman Brown, Ranking Member Shuster and members of the Subcommittee, let me first thank you for the opportunity to testify this afternoon and to present the views and […]

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Rail and Transit Security Training House Testimony

STATEMENT OF EDWARD WYTKIND, PRESIDENT TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY ON RAIL AND TRANSIT SECURITY TRAINING Chairman Lungren, Ranking Member Sanchez, and Members of the Subcommittee, on behalf of the 31 member unions of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I want to thank you for the opportunity to […]

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Ensuring Fairness in Commerical Drivers License Standards

The safety of our nation’s highways depends upon the highly trained and experienced men and women who operate commercial motor vehicles.  Our public roads are their workplaces, and arguably no one has more interest in promoting the highest possible standards of safety.  Yet under current federal regulations, an individual stands to have his or her […]

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Improve Aircraft Cabin Air Quality

Studies and first hand accounts continue to document poor air quality onboard aircraft, heightening concern for crew members and the flying public. While poor air quality affects everyone, the impact of contaminated and poor cabin air especially affects flight attendants since the cabin is their workplace.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), aircraft manufacturers, and the […]

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Stop Amtrak's Outsourcing Plan

The future of Amtrak has reached an important crossroad.  Amtrak’s unqualified Board is pushing the Administration’s “reforms” to dismantle Amtrak through risky privatization and outsourcing proposals.  Congress is debating the company’s next annual appropriation while a long-term funding bill gains momentum in the Senate led by Senators Trent Lott (R-MS) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).  And […]

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Letter to Mary Peters Prior to Confirmation as Transportation Secretary on Foreign Control

Ms. Mary Peters Secretary-Designate U.S. Department of Transportation 400 Seventh Street, NW Washington, DC  20590 Dear Ms. Peters: If confirmed as the next Secretary of Transportation, you will inherit enormous responsibilities as the nation’s chief steward of America’s multi-modal transportation system.  Because our members in the aviation industry care deeply about their professions and about […]

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