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Legislation Strengthens Cargo Preference Laws, Helps Veterans Enter U.S. Mariner Workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C.—TTD President Edward Wytkind issued the following statement today on the Howard Coble Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014: “We are pleased that congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on the Coast Guard’s 2014 Reauthorization bill and urge the House and Senate to approve this legislation before Congress adjourns for the year. This […]

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TTD Applauds Passage of Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014

Washington, DC –  TTD President Edward Wytkind hailed the passage of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014 today, calling it a victory for the U.S. Merchant Marine, middle class jobs and the broader economy. “The passage of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014 is good news for workers, the […]

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TTD Urges the House to Vote for Coast Guard Bill

Vote for the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to support the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014 (H.R. 4005), which is expected to be voted on later today. The bill includes a number of provisions that will strengthen […]

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No ID Card Program Should Burden Transportation Workers

Lieutenant Commander Loan T. O’Brien Docket Management Facility (M-30) U.S. Department of Transportation West Building Ground Floor Room W12-140 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Washington, D.C. 20590 RE: Docket No. USCG – 2007 – 28915 RIN 1625 – AB21 Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) – Reader Requirements, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Coast Guard, DHS Dear Lieutenant […]

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Clear Whistleblower Protection Process Needed for Seamen

OSHA Docket Office Docket No. OSHA-2011-0841 U.S. Department of Labor Room N-2625 200 Constitution Avenue N.W. Washington, DC  20210 RE:     Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration            Docket No. OSHA-2011-0841            RIN 1218-AC58            Interim Final Rule, Request for Comments:            Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of […]

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