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Fair Chance Hiring Reforms for Workers with a Criminal Record

By Larry I. Willis

Almost one in three adults has a record that will show up in a criminal background check, creating a serious barrier to employment for millions of workers. Today, TTD was proud to add our name to a letter asking President Obama to ensure that otherwise qualified job applicants who have a criminal conviction or have […]

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McCain’s Jones Act Amendment Jeopardizes U.S. Maritime Jobs & National Security

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to oppose an amendment filed by Senator John McCain to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. This ideologically driven amendment, which seeks to repeal components of the Jones Act, would outsource American jobs; jeopardize our domestic shipping industry; undermine our nation’s economic, national and homeland security and has no place during a debate over energy policy.

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Privatizing Airport Security Is Only Good for Corporations

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Earlier today, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) President J. David Cox, Sr. reminded a House Security committee of a simple fact: while Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) are too often blamed for screening procedures set by TSA management, these federal workers play a crucial role in ensuring that U.S. skies are as secure as possible. […]

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Aviation International News—TSA, At Last, Issues Final Repair Station Security Rules

[As published by Matt Thurber in  Aviation International News] The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a final rule covering repair station security. “This action brings an end to the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA] ban on certifying new foreign repair stations,” according to the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (Arsa). The new rules are the result […]

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TSA Aircraft Repair Station Rule Inadequate

WASHINGTON, DC—Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) President Edward Wytkind issues this statement in response to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) final rule on Aircraft Repair Station Security [Docket No. TSA-2004-17131]: “We are extremely disappointed with TSA’s final rule on aircraft repair station security released earlier today. The final rule further rolls back already weak security […]

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