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Vote Yes on the FAA Reauthorization Bill

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Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and the hundreds of thousands of aviation and related workers represented by our affiliated unions, I write to urge you to support the FAA Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2881) when it is considered today.  While we shared our specific concerns related to amendments to this […]

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Misguided Efforts to Outsource Postal Service Work Must Be Stopped

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Across all modes of transportation, workers have witnessed a dangerous trend to outsource and privatize key government functions at the expense of good jobs, safety and security, and the efficient and reliable delivery of basic services.  Unfortunately, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is not immune from this ideological effort.  Too often, it has attempted to […]

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Reject Congressional Cuts on Overtime and Pension Earnings of Public Transportation Workers

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As Congress struggles to fund our nation’s mass transit systems, efforts to cut workers’ pay and limit pension payments as a condition of receiving federal funds must be defeated.  Specifically, legislation to fund the Washington D.C.’s mass transit system – the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) – was amended to cap overtime pay and […]

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Time to Rebuild America's Transporation System and Infrastructure

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Americans depend on a modern and safe transportation system and infrastructure to transport goods and people and to keep the economy strong.  Recent catastrophic failures show how tenuously the national system functions when under-funded and neglected by the federal government.  In 2005, Americans recoiled in horror as Louisiana levy failures inundated New Orleans with floodwaters […]

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FAA Reauthorization: Protect Aircraft Safety

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Dear Representative: When the House of Representatives considers the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007 (HR 2881), we urge you to support an amendment offered by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) to extend drug and alcohol testing to maintenance work being performed on U.S. air carriers at foreign aircraft repair stations. Under current rules, individual mechanics at […]

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Support Fairness in FAA Labor-Management Relations

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Dear Representative: On behalf of transportation labor, I urge you to support the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007 (HR 2881) which restores a fair collective bargaining process for FAA employees. When the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marked-up the FAA bill, it adopted an amendment by Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Costello to restore fairness to the collective […]

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FAA Reauthorization: Protect Workers’ Organizing Rights

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September 18, 2007 Dear Representative: On behalf of the millions of transportation workers represented by the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write to urge you to reject any amendment to strike the “Express Carrier” language in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007 (HR 2881) when it is considered by the full House. When the […]

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Protect Highway Safety, Support the Dorgan-Specter Amendment

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Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TID), I urge you to support the DorganSpecter Amendment to the Senate FYOS Transportation Appropriations bill. This amendment would prohibit the implementation of an ill advised federal pilot program permitting Mexico-domiciled trucking companies to transport goods on American highways. Transportation unions have long been concerned […]

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Support the Carnahan Merger Protection Amendment

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This letter on TTD letterhead

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TTD Response to Senate Rail Safey Hearing

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TTD Response to Senate Rail Safey Hearing

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