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New Study: Reform Transit and Rail Equipment Purchases, Boost Transportation Manufacturing Jobs

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

$5.4 billion — that’s how much public transit agencies collectively spend on buses and trains each year. U.S. public transportation authorities are using taxpayers’ dollars to employ Americans. Well, sort of — there’s a lot of room for improvement.  Thanks to weak laws and procurement rules,  taxpayer dollars all too often reward low-road companies that […]

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TTD Stands with United Flight Attendants Fighting for Fair Contract

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO Ed_AFA-CWA_Rally_Dulles_2

Thousands of flight attendants at United Airlines hubs across the globe are standing up to say enough is enough — and we stand with them. Yesterday, the Joint Negotiating Committee of AFA-CWA flight attendants held an International Day of Action to draw attention to the absurd refusal by United to bargain in good faith with […]

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TTD Supports Proposal to Streamline Certification Process for Drivers with Diabetes

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

For far too long, drivers with well-controlled diabetes have been prohibited from operating commercial motor vehicles without first maneuvering through a complicated certification process to prove they are healthy enough to drive. TTD supports a commonsense proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that would end this discriminatory practice. While the presence of […]

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Secretary Foxx’s Transportation Workforce Initiative Offers Opportunity to Teach Students about Unions

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Last week, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx launched a new initiative urging transportation workers to introduce young people to jobs in their respective industries. The Ladders of Opportunity – The Future Workforce Initiative aims to change the employment landscape for millennials by encouraging students to look to the transportation industry for work. The timing couldn’t […]

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Hear Ed Wytkind Discuss Fast Track on the Jeff Santos Show

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO 13959831048_6627209011_k

Last week, the Jeff Santos Show held a 3-hour special about Fast Track and TPP. TTD President Ed Wytkind joined as a guest to talk about TTD’s opposition to Fast Track and our solidarity with the labor movement in this regard. “This is not a fight that is just about manufacturing workers,” Wytkind explained. “This is […]

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Hear Larry Willis Discuss Fast Track, Amtrak, and the Surface Transportation Reauthorizations on America’s Work Force Radio

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Did you miss TTD Secretary-Treasurer Larry Willis discussing Fast Track and the Amtrak and surface transportation reauthorizations on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. TTD stands with the AFL-CIO in opposition to Fast Track: as Larry points out in the interview, in the […]

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Growing Intercity Bus Sector Can and Must Get Safer

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

It may come as a surprise to some that one of the fastest-growing modes of transportation in the U.S. is intercity bus. After decades of declining ridership, intercity bus service has rebounded in a big way, boasting eight consecutive years of consistent growth. Driving this comeback are service modernization efforts, growing onboard amenities, and additional […]

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Hear Ed Wytkind Discuss TTD’s 2015 Agenda on America’s Work Force Radio

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing our 2015 transportation agenda on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. This past weekend TTD met with the leaders of our 32 affiliate unions to set our 2015 agenda, and, as Ed said on […]

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Now Premiering: Moving America: TTD’s Fight for Good Transportation Jobs

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

This year, TTD celebrates 25 years of advocating for transportation workers. Check out our new video to learn how we and our 32 affiliated unions dedicate ourselves each day to working with policymakers to ensure that America has a strong, modern transportation system that supports good middle-class jobs.

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Preview of 2015 Surface Transportation Agenda

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In 1993, Intel shipped the first-generation Pentium chips and Nintendo released Star Fox for the Super Nintendo system; the average monthly rent was $532.00; and tuition to Harvard University cost $23,514. A lot has changed since then. One thing, though, hasn’t changed at all: the federal gas tax. When last raised – to 18.4 cents […]

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