Archive for the ‘maritime worker’ Category

We can thank the due dilligence of Jim Babka for putting pressure on our national leaders with some of the most important people in the world : transportation workers.

Downsize DC is doing a second pass on an earlier action. If you haven’t signed up to support this effort, please do so now. Support Downsize DC’s efforts to protect the privacy of transport workers nationally by signing this petition.


Please read this and send a copy of Babka’s letter to anyone you know who operates a vehicle, boat or aircraft for a living – this will affect them. I also wouldn’t hurt to send a copy to your local AFL-CIO and corresponding transportation workers union.

TWIC Enrollment Approaches 500,000

Journal of Commerce

WASHINGTON — Enrollment for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential nears the half million mark, but card activation still lags, according to data from the Transportation Security Administration.

The TSA’s latest TWIC “dashboard” indicates that 496,144 workers have enrolled for the biometric identification card, but just 292,812 have been activated.

The Coast Guard announced it would begin enforcement of the TWIC rules on Oct. 15 in selected captain-of-the-port zones. TWIC becomes mandatory on April 15, 2009, for all workers who need unescorted access to secure areas.

The dashboard may be found at the Coast Guard’s Homeport web site, Follow the TWIC prompts.