WASHINGTON, DC — The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), and its affiliated aviation and maritime unions today urged President Obama to reject the job-killing proposals by the European Union (EU) to include aviation and maritime transport services in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. “We are not interested in seeing the U.S. aviation […]
As the elected leaders of unions representing American aviation and maritime workers, we are extremely concerned by elements in the proposal for the services, investment and e-commerce chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) recently released by the European Union (EU). On May 10, 2013 the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) submitted comments to USTR (attached) on behalf of the undersigned unions which urged trade negotiators to resist efforts by the EU to include air and maritime transport services in the TTIP negotiations. The proposal released by the EU on July 31, 2015 confirmed that the EU is seeking to use the TTIP process as a means to undermine and dismantle many critical U.S. aviation and maritime laws and regulations at the expense of U.S. workers.
WASHINGTON, DC – Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) President Edward Wytkind issues this statement on the European Union (EU) Parliament’s decision against proceeding, at least until 2016, with its plan to charge a climate tax on non-EU airlines flying in and out of Europe: “We’re pleased that the EU Parliament will not implement a heavy-handed, […]
[As published by Christine Negroni in the APEX Editor’s Blog] Is Norwegian’s plan to offer no-frills, discount fares between the US/Europe and Asia a boon for consumers; the first step toward making travel to the world’s far flung places even more affordable? Or is it the “Walmart-isation” of an industry that will depress salaries and […]
[This is the translated version of the online article portion of this article, printed originally in Norwegian, and aired by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK)] America’s Largest Union Will Refuse Norwegian to Fly to and From United States WASHINGTON / OSLO: America’s largest trade union, the AFL-CIO, will refuse Norwegian to fly to the United […]
Oppose Expansion of ICAO Mandate ORLANDO, FL—Transportation unions staked out their opposition to continuing attempts by the EU and others to “loosen” U.S. airline ownership and control rules, and rejected the “shockingly ambitious” agenda of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to expand its policy mandate. “We have rolled out a clear vision on how […]