On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to provide comments on OSHA’s notice regarding the administration of whistleblower statutes. TTD consists of 32 affiliate unions representing workers in all modes of transportation, including those who are afforded protections under the statutes discussed in the notice. We therefore have a vested interest in the proceeding.
Through the request for comments, and its scheduled meeting, OSHA is seeking information on how it can improve customer service in its handling of whistleblower complaints, and how it can better explain the whistleblower laws it enforces. OSHA specifically highlights the Federal Railroad Safety Act, the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, the National Transit Systems Security Act, and Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act as the focus of this proceeding.
Each year, thousands of transportation workers are hurt or killed on the job. These women and men devote their lives to keeping our transportation system — the backbone of the U.S. economy — running, and they deserve far better. This Tuesday, April 28 is Workers Memorial Day: a time to remember those workers who have […]
WASHINGTON, DC—Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), made the following statement in support of the FAA’s final policy statement addressing flight attendant workplace safety in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): “Today’s announcement by the FAA means that America’s flight attendants who work every day to enhance the […]
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 […]
Mr. Gene Kirkendall Part 121 Air Carrier Operations Branch (AFS-220) Flight Standards Service Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Avenue S.W. Washington, DC 20591 RE: Policy Statement on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers Docket No. FAA-2012-0953 Dear Mr. Kirkendall: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased […]
WASHINGTON, DC—Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), made the following statement in support of a proposed new FAA policy to address flight attendant workplace safety in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): “We are pleased that the FAA has proposed a new policy to give our nation’s flight […]
When we think of countries with the most hazardous working conditions, grueling 14-hour work days that put a worker’s own safety—as well as the public’s—at risk, we usually envision some sweatshop on the other side of the world. Unfortunately, when it comes to unsafe job sites, the United States of America has plenty to fix. […]
In honor of Workers Memorial Day Saturday April 28, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO wants to take a moment to remember not just transportation employees but all employees who have been killed or injured on the job. This is not just a day of remembrance, it is also a day of action. To see where […]