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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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TTD Comments on Family and Medical Leave Act Rulemaking

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VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Mary Ziegler Director of the Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation Wage and Hour Division US Department of Labor; Room S-3510 200 Constitution Ave., NW Washington DC, 20210 RE: The Family and Medical Leave Act; RIN 1235-AA03 Dear Ms. Ziegler, On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), we are pleased to […]

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S. 1789, the 21st Century Postal Service Act

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Dear Senator: As the Senate begins debate on S. 1789, the 21st Century Postal Service Act, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) urges you to amend this legislation to ensure that the final bill helps solve the financial crisis facing the United States Postal Service (USPS) and protects the long-term stability of this institution and its […]

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Support the Surface Transportation Extension Act — H.R. 4348

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Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to support H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II when it is considered on the House floor later today. We have long maintained that the reauthorization of surface transportation programs is among the most important jobs legislation […]

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Vote No on the Republican Budget Resolution

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Dear Representative: Later today, the House of Representatives will vote on a resolution proposed by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan establishing the budget for Fiscal Year 2013 (H. Con. Res. 112).  I urge you to oppose this resolution as it would deal a devastating blow to our transportation system and its workers. This Republican budget […]

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