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Congress Must Act to Save Threatened Aviation Industry

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Dear Representative: The rising cost of oil is of concern to everyone in this country today.  Many are worried that they will be forced to choose between filling their automobile gas tanks and purchasing groceries, or about the impact that the escalating price of oil will have on the economy.  Our members – the working […]

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Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators

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Mr. Thomas Yager, Chief Driver and Carrier Operations Division Docket Management Facility United States Department of Transportation West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, D.C. 20590 Re:    Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators; Proposed Rule; Docket No. FMCSA-2007-27748; Dear Mr. Yager: On behalf of the Transportation Trades […]

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Support the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act

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Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to vote in favor of the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act (H.R. 2744) when it is considered by the House under suspension of the rules.  This common sense measure will ensure that flight attendants and pilots are covered under the […]

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Amtrak Reauthorization Testimony

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BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE SUBCOMMITTEE ON RAILROADS, PIPELINES, AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS  May 14, 2008 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, thank you for inviting me to testify on Amtrak Reauthorization. The […]

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Letter to FRA on Railroad Operating Rules

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The Honorable Joseph H. Boardman Federal Railroad Administrator U. S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590 Re:     Railroad Operating Rules: Program of Operational Tests and Inspections; Railroad Operating Practices: Handling Equipment, Switches and Fixed Derails Docket No. FRA-2006-25267 Dear Administrator Boardman: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), […]

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Support the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act, S. 2123

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Dear Senator:On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, I urge you to support the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act, S. 2123.  This legislation would secure long overdue collective bargaining protections for tens of thousands of firefighters and frontline safety workers who do not currently have the right to negotiate wages, hours and working conditions. […]

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Support the McCaskill-Specter Repair Station and Security Amendment

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Dear Senator: During debate on the Aviation Investment and Modernization Act, Senators McCaskill and Specter will offer an amendment to enhance the safety, security and oversight of foreign aircraft repair stations performing maintenance work on U.S. commercial aircraft.  On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) I urge you to support this common sense […]

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Support the Coast Guard Authorization, Oppose the Broun Amendment

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Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) I urge you to oppose the Broun Amendment to H.R. 2830, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2007.  The Broun Amendment would strike Title X — Appeals to National Transportation Safety Board and Title XI — Marine Safety. Title X would ensure a level […]

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Letter to Florida State Legislature on CSX Deal

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Senator Larcenia J. Bullard 8603 S. Dixie Highway Suite 304 Miami, FL  33143 Dear Senator Bullard: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I want to express our opposition to a provision in pending legislation that would essentially ratify a deal between CSX railroad and the State of Florida for a major rail […]

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Surface Transportation and the Global Economy Testimony

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STATEMENT OF EDWARD WYTKIND, PRESIDENT TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO ———– BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE ———– ON SURFACE TRANSPORTATION AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY April 16, 2008 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) I want to thank you for inviting me to testify this morning on surface transportation in the […]

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