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Raise Security Standards at Aircraft Repair Stations

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Dear Representative: Today the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection will mark up H.R. 1981, a bill introduced by Reps. Jim Langevin, Bennie Thompson, and Sheila Jackson Lee to require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to stop ignoring a two-and-half year old Congressional mandate to […]

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FAA Proposed Changes to Regulations Governing Aircraft Repair Stations

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COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION REPAIR STATIONS; PROPOSED RULE Docket No. FAA-2006-26408 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) , we are pleased to submit the following comments on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make certain […]

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Support Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007

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The Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007: Oppose Sessions Amendment Oppose Flake Amendment on Over-the-Road Bus Support Lynch Amendment

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Support the Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007

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Support the Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007 

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Oppose DeMint Amendments to FAA Reauthorization Bill

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May 16, 2007 Dear Senator: On behalf of the millions of transportation workers represented by the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO’s (TTD) 32 member unions, I write to ask you to vote against the DeMint amendments during today’s mark-up of the FAA reauthorization bill (S. 1300). Senator DeMint has offered three amendments that would jeopardize this […]

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FAA Reauthorization: Opportunity to Enhance Aviation Safety and Protect U.S. Workers

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The U.S. aviation system is a cornerstone of the global transportation network.  It provides over 11 million jobs in the U.S. and fuels economic development in almost every sector of our economy.  Our aviation system is one of the safest and most efficient in the world and, despite significant economic losses in recent years due […]

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Long Overdue Rail Safety Reauthorization Must Be Priority for 110th Congress

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It is simply disgraceful that over a decade has passed since our nation’s rail safety programs have been reauthorized.  Since the last reauthorization bill in 1994, safety problems and issues identified by railroad workers, Members of Congress, the media and local and state government officials have only intensified and the volume of freight, including hazardous […]

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No More Exuses – Secure Mass Transit and Rail Now

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March 11 will mark the third anniversary of the rail bombings in Madrid, Spain that killed 191 people and wounded 1,900.  In July, the world will mark the second anniversary of the attacks in London when terrorists struck at the heart of our ally’s mass transit system, killing 52, injuring 700 and shutting down a […]

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Time to Reform Amtrak

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It is time to reform Amtrak.  The status quo isn’t working as Amtrak, its workers and 25 million passengers suffer from decades of inadequate federal support, chronically under-funded security needs, poor management including mismanaged labor-management relations, underperforming service and more recently misguided members of Amtrak’s Board of Directors pushing a self-destructive agenda.Transportation labor is on […]

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Fiscal 2008 Amtrak Funding Needs Senate Testimony

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WRITTEN STATEMENT OF EDWARD WYTKIND, PRESIDENT TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED AGENCIES On behalf of the 32 member unions of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and specifically the 10 unions that make-up our Rail Labor Division (RLD), thank you for […]

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