TWU Local 556 President Audrey Stone co-led a cross-union coalition of Flight Attendants in a radical campaign to secure funding for the as-of-yet unfinished Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
On December 6th, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed a piece of legislation in the Senate that would allow the debt ceiling to be raised. Just a few hours later, McConnell stood up on the Senate floor and filibustered his own legislation, effectively killing the bill that he had authored.
Nearly 100 Amtrak workers filled the hearing room on Sept. 20 for the hearing held by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T & I) regarding Amtrak’s operations.
On Friday, March 30th, President Obama signed the three-month extension, the ninth extension since it expired in September 2009, of the transportation bill that prevented the shutdown of highway and transit projects across the country.
If certain groups have their way with the Surface Transportation Bill workers could be faced with the elimination of pensions
Business lobbyists are trying to get language implemented into the Surface Transportation Bill (or any highway measure the House passes) to receive relief from pension funding requirements. They claim pension funding requirements could possibly have some firms file bankruptcy while the money that is used to make larger pension plan contributions could create jobs instead.