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Other International Executive Board Resolutions

Commercial motor vehicle driver's license tests

International Executive Board, 1990

WHEREAS, The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 requires states to develop and administer knowledge exams and driving tests to all commercial motor vehicle drivers by April 1, 1992, and;

WHEREAS, Transportation Trades Department affiliates represent many workers in various states who will be affected by this new testing procedure, and;

WHEREAS, Transportation Trades Department affiliates are determined to ensure that exams are fair and do not discriminate against current commercial vehicle operators, and;

WHEREAS, In order to ensure readiness and fairness in the testing programs, some Transportation Trades Department affiliates have set up conferences and training programs, such as AFSCME Council #13 in Pennsylvania which has worked cooperatively with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania State University and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and;

WHEREAS, AFL-CIO affiliates have designed training manuals for use with members who will be required to pass the new test. AFSCME has a training manual already developed and disseminated to its affiliates, and;

WHEREAS, the use of conferences, manuals, and training sessions can be a valuable tool for organizing the unorganized as evidenced by the overwhelming participation of Indiana state workers in AFSCME sponsored training workshops,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department: