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Cosponsor the Fairness and Accuracy in Employment Background Checks Act (H.R. 5300)

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Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to cosponsor The Fairness and Accuracy in Employment Background Checks Act of 2010 (H.R. 5300), a bipartisan measure that will improve the accuracy of criminal records maintained by the FBI.  As the federal government and the private sector increase the use […]

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Vote for Fairness for Workers

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Oppose the Isakson Resolution of Disapproval (S J Res 30) Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to vote against Senator Isakson’s “resolution of disapproval” of the National Mediation Board’s (NMB or Board) new rule that will allow a majority of ballots cast to determine union representation.  The […]

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Aircraft Repair Standards Must be Strengthened

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Reject Attempts to Weaken Aircraft Repair Station Safety Provisions in House-Passed FAA Reauthorization Bill Dear Representative: As Congress works on reconciling the House and Senate passed versions of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation, we understand that industry and foreign lobbyists are asking Members to support efforts to weaken the aircraft repair station safety […]

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Transportation Labor Weighs in on Distracted Driving

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The Honorable Anne S. Ferro Administrator Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC  20590 RE:  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Docket Number: FMCSA-2009-0370; Limiting the Use of Wireless Communication Devices Dear Administrator Ferro: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) we are pleased to submit the following comments on the Federal […]

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National Rail Plan Must Sustain Jobs, Produce Safe System

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The Honorable Joseph C. Szabo Administrator Federal Railroad Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington D.C.  20590 RE:  Federal Railroad Administration Docket No. FRA-2010-0020 National Rail Plan Dear Administrator Szabo: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) we are pleased to comment on the development of the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) long-range National […]

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Lithium Battery Transport Requires Protections for Workers

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Mr. Charles E. Betts Chief, Standards Development Office of Hazardous Materials Standards, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, RE:  Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Docket No. PHMSA–2009–0095 Hazardous Materials: Transportation of Lithium Batteries Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Dear Mr. Betts: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to […]

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Reject Delay for FAA Bill

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Support Passage of the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and the hundreds of thousands of aviation workers represented by our affiliated unions, I urge you to support swift passage of the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act (S.1451), and […]

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Transportation Investments Create Jobs

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As our country faces the worst economic crisis in generations, it is clear that robust transportation investments by the federal government must be a central component of putting people back to work and restoring a badly weakened economy.  The official unemployment rate has struggled to stay below 10 percent with six million Americans out of […]

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Strengthening Federal Oversight of Rail Transit Operations

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Recent events point to the need for a strong federal role in ensuring the safe operation of our nation’s transit systems and particularly rail transit operations.  In the past year alone, train-to-train collisions in Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. have taken the lives of employees and passengers and left others critically injured.  Beyond these […]

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The U.S. Must Act Now to Combat Maritime Piracy

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The increasing threat posed by criminal acts of marine piracy requires an aggressive response from our government to protect the lives of American merchant mariners and maintain the stability and integrity of the U.S. maritime industry.  The United States-flag fleet contributes to the economic, political and military security of our nation, and it is incumbent […]

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