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  • Legislative Outlook , TCU December 11, 2017

    New DOT Drug Testing Rules

    On January 1, 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will update its drug testing regulations for all transportation workers, including railroads, aviation and transit. These new regulations will add four additional drugs to the screening panel, including: hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone. These semi-synthetic opioids are currently sold under brand names such as: OxyContin, Percodan,

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  • Legislative Outlook , TCU November 9, 2017

    Senate Committee votes to move Westmoreland

    Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee voted largely along party lines to approve Lynn Westmoreland for a five-year term on the Amtrak Board of Directors. Final approval of Mr. Westmoreland will now head to the full Senate where he’s likely to get confirmed. It’s unclear when the final vote will occur. A few weeks ago, TCU posted

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  • Legislative Outlook , TCU November 3, 2017

    Senate confirms Trump’s NMB picks

      On Wednesday night, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm President Trump’s package of three nominees to the National Mediation Board (NMB). With these confirmations, the Board is now officially in Republican control and their decisions will be decidedly pro-management for the near future. The NMB is the agency charged with settling labor disputes in

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  • Legislative Outlook , TCU October 26, 2017

    AFL-CIO Convention Resolutions – Wrap Up

    The 2017 AFL-CIO Convention wrapped up yesterday, and with it the adoption of a number of resolutions meant to guide the organization – and the labor movement – as it continues to fight for working families. Click HERE to see all the resolutions passed. Some of the highlights: Resolution #1 – A Worker’s Bill of

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  • Legislative Outlook , TCU October 10, 2017

    Why TCU Supports the Jones Act

    Recently, the Jones Act has come under heavy scrutiny from those in the press and across the political spectrum. TCU believes that the Jones Act is good for the United States because it strengthens and supports both our national economy and our national defense. In short, the Jones Act is a law that says if

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