July 23, 2014

Senate Banking (Transit) Committee members

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats and Republicans have finalized appointments to the Senate Banking Committee, which is responsible for legislation affecting mass transit. Committee chairman is Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.).  Democrats: Tim Johnson (S.D.), chairmanDaniel Akaka (Hawaii)Michael Bennet (Colo.)Sherrod Brown (Ohio)Kay Hagan (N.C.) Herb Kohl (Wisc.)Robert Menendez (N.J.)Jeff Merkley (Ore.)Jack Reed (R.I.)Charles Schumer (N.Y.) Jon Tester [...]

Senate Commerce Committee members

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats and Republicans have finalized appointments to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Most transportation legislation moving through the Senate affecting air, bus and rail safety and economic regulation is under the initial jurisdiction of the Commerce Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.). Most transit legislation is the [...]

Senate Labor Committee members

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats and Republicans have finalized appointments to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Legislation affecting retirement, labor law and workplace issues are under the initial jurisdiction of this committee, which is chaired by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Democrats: Tom Harkin (Iowa), chairmanMichael Bennet (Colo.)Jeff Bingaman (N.M.)Richard Blumenthal (Conn.)Robert Casey (Pa.) [...]

Younger members are our future

By Assistant President Arty Martin For more than 40 years, the UTU has been instrumental in improving job security, wages, benefits and safe working conditions. To achieve that success, the UTU has always relied on the membership to step forward to rebuild elected officers’ ranks — from the local through the UTU International president. Every [...]