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Larry I. Willis

Infrastructure is Not Health Care

By Larry I. Willis

What do health care and infrastructure have in common? Most of us would say not much. Unfortunately, some House Republicans, including some of our friends, are insisting that if the repeal of Obamacare goes down today then “we can’t do infrastructure.” In the words of my teenage daughter — “wait, what?” Putting aside the problems […]

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TTD Stands with America’s Flight Attendants in the Fight for 10

By Larry I. Willis

Most Americans can combat that early morning tired feeling with a good ‘ol cup (or two or three) of joe. But not every worker has the luxury of being able to get by on espresso alone. Flight attendants — who are responsible for the safety of airline passengers — need much more: a minimum of […]

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Fair Chance Hiring Reforms for Workers with a Criminal Record

By Larry I. Willis

Almost one in three adults has a record that will show up in a criminal background check, creating a serious barrier to employment for millions of workers. Today, TTD was proud to add our name to a letter asking President Obama to ensure that otherwise qualified job applicants who have a criminal conviction or have […]

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Time for Waterfront Commission to Stand Down

By Larry I. Willis

Often we see labor and management on different sides of workplace issues especially when it comes to the implementation of a new collective bargaining agreement.  It was thus somewhat unusual to see the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and its employer representative—the New York Shipping Association (NYSA)—come together to sue the Waterfront Commission of New York […]

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