How safe is the air you’re breathing when you fly? You may have seen several stories about diverted aircraft from all airline carriers in the US and abroad in the news recently because “toxic fumes.” Federal legislation has recently been introduced in the U.S. Congress to address this issue. The Cabin Air Safety Act, sponsored by […]
On The Hill
On June 5, the TWU International sent a letter to members of Congress, expressing our support for the Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act (H.R. 2739). Click here to read the letter.
Today, the TWU sent letters to the House and Senate encouraging our federal elected officials to cosponsor the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019. This legislation would directly address fume events and toxic air onboard our aircraft. When aircraft engines or air compressors malfunction, flight attendants and other airline workers can be exposed to unhealthy, harmful air that can cause […]
Today, TWU sent letters of support to both the U.S. House and Senate urging lawmakers to cosponsor the Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act (H.R. 1139/S. 436). This bill is essential to helping protect transit operators around the country from the brutal assaults we face every day. H.R. 1139/S. 436 would require local transit agencies […]
TWU Local 2054 leadership, including President Tommy Murray, lobbied the Rhode Island and Massachusetts congressional delegation on March 27. They asked Congressmembers to investigate the crooked and corrupt French company, Keolis, as well as its ability to provide reliable service as a responsible commuter rail operator in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Four Transportation Unions Voice Support for H.R. 1108: “We Need to Make Sure Every FAA Employee Remains on the Job With Pay”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Denise Romano: 202-719-3837 or email@example.com Dennis Tajer: 847-902-8481 or firstname.lastname@example.org Robin Charbonneau: 817-540-0108, ext. 8308, or email@example.com Larry Rother: 510-459-4843 or firstname.lastname@example.org Four Transportation Unions Voice Support for H.R. 1108: “We Need to Make Sure Every FAA Employee Remains on the Job With Pay” WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 8, 2019) — Four […]
On Nov. 13, the TWU sent a letter to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) urging them to uphold the worker protections that the TWU fought for during the FAST Act. As you recall, Congress enacted the FAST Act in 2015, which renewed public transportation programs (and Amtrak). The TWU successfully fought hard against schemes to […]
TWU Files Comments to DOT Document, “Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0”
On Dec. 3, the TWU filed comments to a Department of Transportation (DOT) document called “Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0” (AV 3.0). This DOT guidance document seeks to rush the use of driverless transit buses without much consideration for how it could harm workers and public safety. The TWU’s comments urge […]
Published 19 Dec, 2011 House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a news conference proclaimed his party’s intentions of voting down a measure passed last week by the Senate. The Senate voted in a bipartisan fashion (89-10) to extend payroll tax cuts and some unemployment benefits, yet the House is once again holding the American middle […]
Published 22 Feb, 2012 Both chambers of Congress are in recess this week for the Presidents’ Day break. Before adjourning, they were able to push through a compromise to extend unemployment benefits, as well as the payroll tax holiday, through December 31. Upon their return next week, we expect action on the Surface Transportation Bill […]