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More Rigorous Oversight Needed to Ensure Safety of Outsourced Aircraft Repairs

WASHINGTON, DC—In comments submitted to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed rulemaking, TTD agreed with the agency that “deficiencies” exist with safety and oversight of contract aircraft repair stations and that new rules are needed to address this problem. However, TTD still believes more needs to be done. If maintenance work is going to be […]

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TTD Tells FAA Time to Raise the Bar on Aircraft Repair Outsourcing Safety

WASHINGTON, DC—The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) today urged federal aviation regulators to start holding contract aircraft repair stations, especially foreign-based facilities performing work on U.S. aircraft, to the highest levels of safety. In comments submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would reform third-party repair station […]

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Why Does Paul Ryan Want to Auction Off Our Airlines to Foreign Interests?

Airline employees, remember this close call just six years ago? The date was May 18, 2006.  The House of Representatives was having a debate about a bizarre Bush Administration proposal to let U.S. airlines be controlled by China and other foreign interests. The Department of Transportation under Bush proposed a change in federal aviation policy […]

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Help TWU Keep American Jobs in America

When someone thinks of ”bankruptcy” a vision of individuals unable to pay every day bills because of job loss or crushing school and medical costs often comes to mind.  But there is another side to this process that is simply shameful:  multi-billion dollar corporations using bankruptcy to walk away from promises made to their workers. […]

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