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Oppose the McCain Amendment to Allow Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

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Dear Senator: It is our understanding that Senator McCain intends to offer an amendment to strip the Inouye-Stevens language on airline foreign control in the supplemental spending bill this week.  On behalf of transportation labor, I urge you to oppose the McCain amendment. The bipartisan Inouye-Stevens language was adopted by voice vote during committee consideration […]

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Letter to FAA Administrator Blakey Regarding American Association of Airport Executives

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The Honorable Marion C. Blakey Administrator Federal Aviation Administration Federal Building 10A 800 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 1010 Washington, DC 20591 Dear Administrator Blakey: I read with great interest your recent remarks to the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), especially your characterization of the FAA-NATCA bargaining issues.  Let me offer a few observations and […]

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SAFE Port Act's Strong Worker Training, Exclusion of Davis-Bacon

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The Honorable Bennie G. Thompson United States House of Representatives 2432 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC  20515 Dear Ranking Member Thompson: I am writing to thank you for your strong leadership on port security and your commitment to developing and improving H.R. 4954, the SAFE Port Act.  This bi-partisan bill represents an important step […]

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Support Fair Labor Management Dispute Resolution Act — Senate

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Dear Senator: The current process for settling collective bargaining disputes between the FAA and its workers is unfair and Congress must step in to ensure an equitable and balanced process that promotes the safety and efficiency of our nation’s aviation system.  On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to co-sponsor […]

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Support Fair Labor Management Dispute Act — House

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Dear Representative: The current process for settling collective bargaining disputes between the FAA and its workers is unfair and Congress must step in to ensure an equitable and balanced process that promotes the safety and efficiency of our nation’s aviation system.  On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to co-sponsor […]

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Comments on the Federal Transit Administration's Tribal Transit Program

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Ms. Sandra Bushue Deputy Administrator Federal Transit Administration 400 Seventh Street, SW Washington, DC  20590 FAX (202) 493-2251 VIA FAX AND ELECTRONIC FILING RE:   Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program;  Docket Number FTA-06-24143 Dear Deputy Administrator Bushue: On behalf of the 30 affiliated unions of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) , we are pleased […]

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“65 Percent Solution” Movement Threatens Vital Public School Support Services

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A threatening movement is underway at the national level to enact state legislation that would force public school systems to cut essential support services for students, including transportation to and from school, in the name of education reform and enhanced student achievement. The future of our nation, our economy, and our workforce relies on a […]

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A Shameful Record on Port Security

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The importance of seaport security, and the failure of the Administration to secure this critical component of our transportation system, was on full display as Dubai Ports (DP) World, a company owned by the government of the United Arab Emirates, sought to take over terminal operations at six U.S. ports.  While talking tough on security, […]

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Protecting Collective Bargaining Rights of FAA Workers

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American workers are suffering in an era when their bargaining rights are under assault at every turn.  While we have come to expect irresponsible conduct from anti-worker corporate giants like Wal-Mart, American workers should not have to endure the same underhanded tactics from the federal government.  Unfortunately, that is the situation faced by the employees […]

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Stopping Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

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In its rush to strike a new trade deal with the European Union (EU), the Administration is pushing a wildly unpopular and misguided regulatory change that would allow foreign interests, including foreign airlines, to exercise actual control of U.S. airlines.  This initiative, unveiled as a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) last fall, has significant security […]

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