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Comments to the TSA and Coast Guard on Transportation Worker Identification Credentials

COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION AND THE U.S. COAST GUARD ON THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING TRANSPORTATION WORKER IDENTIFICATION CREDENTIAL IMPLEMENTATION IN THE MARITIME SECTOR; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ENDORSEMENT FOR A COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE Docket Nos. TSA-2006-24191; USCG-2006-24196 The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) is pleased to submit comments […]

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DOT Proposal to Allow Foreign Interests to Exercise Actual Control Over U.S. Airlines

The Honorable Jeffery Shane U.S. Department of Transportation 400 Seventh Street, SW, Nassif Building Room PL-401 Washington, DC  20590-001 RE: Actual Control of U.S. Air Carriers Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking  Docket No. OST-2003-15759 Dear Mr. Shane: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) , I am writing to express our continued opposition to the Department […]

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FMCSA Proposed Amendments to Medical Qualification Standards Allowing Drivers with Diabetes to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles

VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Docket Management Facility U.S. Department of Transportation 400 Seventh Street SW Nassif Building, Room PL-401 Washington, DC  20590 RE: Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard; Docket No. FMCSA-2005-23151 Dear Sir or Madam: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to respond to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s […]

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

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 […]

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Support the LaTourette-Oberstar Amendment to Protect Amtrak

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 […]

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

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) […]

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Aviation Unions Voice Support for FAA Employees in H. R. 5449

Dear Representative: As unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers employed by our nation’s airlines, we are writing in support of H.R. 5449 and ask that you vote in favor of this legislation when it comes to the floor for a vote this week. H.R. 5449 was introduced by Representative Steven LaTourette (R-OH) in an […]

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Ensure Collective Bargaining Disputes at FAA Are Resolved Fairly

Dear Representative: On behalf of the 31 member unions of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to vote yes on H.R. 5449, legislation introduced by Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH), when it is considered by the House under suspension of the rules.  This bill would ensure that collective bargaining disputes between the Federal […]

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The Transportation Worker Identification Credential Senate Testimony

STATEMENT OF LARRY I. WILLIS, GENERAL COUNSEL TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE SENATE COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTE ON THE TRANSPORTATION WORKER IDENTIFICATION CREDENTIAL On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) I want to thank you for the opportunity to testify this morning on the Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) and specifically […]

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Oppose the McCain Amendment to Allow Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

Dear Senator: It is our understanding that Senator McCain intends to offer an amendment to strip the Inouye-Stevens language on airline foreign control in the supplemental spending bill this week.  On behalf of transportation labor, I urge you to oppose the McCain amendment. The bipartisan Inouye-Stevens language was adopted by voice vote during committee consideration […]

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