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PRIIA Reauthorization: Long-Term Investment in Amtrak and Middle-Class Jobs

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TTD member unions are committed to an integrated, multi-modal transportation system.  Based on public statements made in Congress, early in 2013 the House and Senate are poised to consider the reauthorization of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA), which provides an opportunity to advance a long-term plan for Amtrak and our national passenger […]

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Protecting U.S. Aviation Jobs in a Global Aviation Industry

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Today, international aviation and the role that U.S. carriers and their workers play in our air transportation system is at a crossroads.  While over 100 trade liberalization pacts, referred to as “open skies” agreements, already exist between the U.S. and various governments, new and expanded agreements are on the table.  In addition, the European Union […]

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Joining the Fight Against Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking is a worldwide problem with as many as 27 million women, men and children sold into prostitution, domestic servitude or other forced labor in dark corners across the globe.  While it is easy to think of this as a foreign issue, these atrocities are all too often committed on American soil.  Unfortunately, our […]

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Reforms to Strengthen U.S. Maritime Cargo Preference Laws

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U.S. government policy has long recognized the importance of a strong U.S. merchant marine to our national economy and global defense network.  These policies and laws reflect the changing dynamics of the global maritime system, and are designed to promote the health and viability of a privately owned U.S.-flag fleet and the maintenance of a […]

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TTD Supports Improving Safety and Oversight of Contract Aircraft Maintenance Repair Stations

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  Ms. Patricia K. Williams Aircraft Maintenance Division Air Carrier Maintenance Branch, AFS-330 Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC  20591   RE: Air Carrier Contract Maintenance Requirements Docket No. FAA-2011-1136; Notice No. 12-07  RIN 2120-AJ33 Dear Ms. Williams: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to comment […]

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It's Time to Extend OSHA Protections to Cabin Crew

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Mr. Gene Kirkendall Part 121 Air Carrier Operations Branch (AFS-220) Flight Standards Service Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Avenue S.W. Washington, DC  20591     RE:     Policy Statement on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Aircraft  Cabin Crewmembers                Docket No. FAA-2012-0953 Dear Mr. Kirkendall: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased […]

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TTD Supports Crack Down of Unsafe Bus Operators

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January 14, 2013 Mr. Juan Moya Transportation Specialist, Enforcement Division Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC  20590 RE:     Patterns of Safety Violations by Motor Carrier Management                         Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0321 Dear Mr. Moya: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to comment on the […]

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TTD Fights to Clear Sandy Relief Bill

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Dear Representative: Nearly three months ago the East Coast of the United States was directly hit by Hurricane Sandy, resulting in the second costliest storm in our history.  While Congress has historically come together to support regions devastated by natural disasters, New York, New Jersey and other states hit by the storm continue to wait […]

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Foreign Aircraft Repair Stations Should Implement Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements

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The Honorable Michael P. Huerta Administrator Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Administrator Huerta: We write today to urge the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to implement the drug and alcohol testing requirements for foreign mechanics working on U.S. commercial aircraft as mandated by the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of […]

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OPPOSE MCCAIN AMENDMENT TO THE HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF BILL

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Dear Senator, On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to vote against the McCain amendment (#3384) when it is offered to the Hurricane Disaster Relief Appropriations Act.  This amendment would place arbitrary and ill-advised limits on the relief funding provided to Amtrak in the bill and would severely hamper the […]

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