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Time to Derail Norwegian Airline Scheme

Congress may be on break, but this month the Obama administration faces a watershed decision with huge implications for the global aviation industry and its workforce.

By Aug. 31, the Department of Transportation (DOT) must rule on Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application for an exemption that would allow it to begin transatlantic service in the U.S. before it has formally been granted a permit to do so. If approved, the exemption would allow NAI to move forward with a low-road operating model that will undermine good jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. It is time for our government to derail this scheme.

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Norwegian Air's Foreign Air Carrier Permit Application Threatens to Undermine Wage and Labor Standards

Photo via Adrian Pingstone/Wikimedia

We've seen it happen before. Global companies do business by finding the cheapest labor to gain a competitive edge. Now this type of behavior is threatening U.S. airline workers. 

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High Stakes in Global Aviation

Photo by skinnylawyer/Flickr

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A Norwegian airline registers its aircraft in Ireland, “rents” flight crews based in Thailand covered by the labor laws of Singapore and then applies for a foreign air carrier permit from the United States. Unfortunately, this is not the start of a bad joke but a new business model being peddled by Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA.

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Wytkind: Transportation Doesn’t Take Weekends Off

I encourage transportation workers everywhere to support the Letter Carriers (NALC) this Sunday for its Day of Action to educate and mobilize Americans in support of continuing six-day mail delivery from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s reckless, unilateral move to end Saturday delivery will disproportionately harm those who need it the most—our nation’s poor, elderly, people with disabilities and those in rural areas. It will hurt small business, cut jobs and send the USPS on a severe downward spiral.

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America, Let's Get Back to Work

You probably don't have to look beyond your own community to see the visible signs of a crumbling and over-crowded transportation system. And you probably don't need to look further than your own family or close friends to find someone who is out of work.

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Obama Poised to Sign Long Overdue Sandy Relief Bill

As soon as the Hurricane Sandy relief bill that the U.S. Senate passed Monday night lands on President Obama’s desk, he says he will sign it. But he notes that legislation to help families and communities recover from the devastating November hurricane is long overdue.

For the families working to put their lives back together, every day without relief is one day too many.

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California Office Workers Stand in Support of America's Jobs

Office clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, members of International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63, are striking in order to protect jobs in America that pay well and help drive the economy. Employers walked out of negotiations Saturday, prompting International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) Acting General Secretary Stephen Cotton to condemn the international carriers and terminal operators.

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Eternity in O'Hare, or Romney’s ‘Permanently Delayed’ Aviation Plan

Many of us have fumed at the gate or sweated while stuck on the tarmac as our flights have been delayed. Things would get even worse in the aviation world, especially for workers, under a Romney administration, as the new website Permanently Delayed illustrates.

The site, from the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD), shows the stark contrast between President Obama and Mitt Romney on issues that matter to aviation workers.

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If Romney Gets the Wheel, Transit System Headed for Wreck

If Romney Gets the Wheel, Transit System Headed for Wreck

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan may be spending a lot of time on bus tours between now and Election Day, but their proposals for the nation’s transit systems would leave millions waiting for a ride. A new website from the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD) outlines just how ugly a wreck Romney’s proposed 46% cut in federal transit funding would cause.  

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Tell Congress: Don’t Outsource Amtrak Jobs

What is it with Republicans in Congress and outsourcing?

We know Mitt Romney loves to outsource (not to mention raise taxes on the middle class).

Now, House Republicans are using bait-and-switch tactics to lure the public into believing that by outsourcing Amtrak jobs, they will reduce government waste. In reality, notes the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD):

these lawmakers will hurt transportation safety while taking your tax dollars and subsidizing corporations.

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