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TTD Fully Supports NTSB Accident Investigation Party Process

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Mr. David Tochen General Counsel Office of the General Counsel National Transportation Safety Board 490 L’Enfant Plaza Washington, D.C. 20594   RE:     Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules            National Transportation Safety Board            Docket No. NTSB-GC-2012-001   Dear Mr. Tochen, On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to […]

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TTD Comments on National Mediation Board Representation Disputes Proposed Rules

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COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO __________________________ BEFORE THE NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD ON REPRESENTATION DISPUTES PROPOSED RULES DOCKET NO. C-7034 August 6, 2012              The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (“TTD”) hereby submits its comments regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) issued by the National Mediation Board (“NMB” or “Board”) on May 15, 2012, […]

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Protect the U.S. Aviation Industry from Onerous and Unilateral EU Policies

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Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO I urge you to support the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011 (S. 1956).  This legislation would allow the Secretary of Transportation to combat the harmful effects of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and ensure that U.S. airlines are […]

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TTD Comments on Control of Alcohol and Drug Use: Addition of Post-Accident Toxicological Testing for Non-Controlled Substances

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Mr. Lamar Allen Alcohol and Drug Program Manager Office of Safety Enforcement Federal Railroad Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Washington, DC  20590  RE:     Control of Alcohol and Drug Use: Addition of Post-Accident            Toxicological Testing for Non-Controlled Substances            Federal Railroad Administration            Docket No. FRA–2010-0155 Dear Mr. Allen, On behalf of the […]

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Vote No on Flake Amendment: Protect Amtrak Service & Jobs

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Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to oppose an amendment expected to be offered by Rep. Flake to the T-HUD Appropriations bill (H.R. 5972).  This amendment would prevent Amtrak from using any of its funding for food and beverage services, forcing the railroad to eliminate the jobs […]

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Vote YES on the SMART Port Security Act

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Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write to express our support for H.R. 4251, the SMART Port Security Act, offered by Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI), which will be voted under suspension later today. The SMART Port Security Act, among other things, makes needed reforms to the Transportation Worker Identification […]

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TTD Comments on NMB Proposed Rulemaking

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On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (“TTD”), I want to thank the National Mediation Board (“NMB” or “Board”) for the opportunity to present our views on the Board’s recently proposed rules regarding representation procedures. TTD consists of 32 affiliated unions representing workers in all modes of transportation, including those covered under the Railway […]

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Oppose Drastic Transportation Cuts: Vote NO on the Broun Motion to Instruct

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Dear Representative:On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to express our strong opposition to the Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 4348 – the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 – offered by Rep. Paul Broun and urge you to vote against this motion. The cuts called for in this […]

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Support Bi-partisan Buy America Improvements: Vote YES on the Rahall Motion to Instruct

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Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write to express our support for the Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 4348 – Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 – offered by Rep. Nick Rahall (WV), and urge you to vote for this Motion. This Motion to Instruct directs conferees to […]

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TTD Comments on Lithium Battery Rulemaking

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VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Mr. R. Ryan Posten Deputy Associate Administrator Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration RE:     Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Docket No. PHMSA–2009–0095 (HM-224F) Hazardous Materials: Transportation of Lithium Batteries Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM); request for additional comment Dear Mr. Posten: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), […]

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