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Huffington Post — Moving Forward: Investing in Our Ports Is About Investing in Our Middle Class

Note: This is the third piece in a series that explores the connection between a robust transportation system and a stronger middle class. The second piece shows the positive impact investments in high speed rail can have on the economy and working families. The modern, global economy lives by one rule: faster is better. As […]

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Ed Wytkind Discusses 2016 Transportation Priorities on America’s Workforce Radio

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing ongoing transportation policy priorities on America’s Workforce Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. Less than one month into the New Year, a wide range of transportation policy initiatives are in the Congressional spotlight, from stalled FAA Reauthorization […]

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Why Transportation Workers Should Care About Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association

Earlier today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case you may have heard about — Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA). The gist of the case is this: many California public school teachers are members of CTA. Like all union members, California teachers can choose whether or not to join the union. However, […]

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Ed Wytkind Discusses Drones on America’s Workforce Radio

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing the importance of drone registration on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. In a recent press release about FAA drone registration, TTD examines the connection between irresponsible drone use and safety threats to commercial aircraft and […]

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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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Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez: Collective Bargaining is a Powerful Force for Upward Mobility

Working people got a well-deserved boost this week from Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. In an op-ed, Perez echoed what so many of us know to be true: that having a voice on the job is a key force in driving upward mobility and expanding our shrinking middle class. “Historically, there has been a direct link […]

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We Can’t, and Won’t, Turn Our Back on Them Now

By Ed Wytkind

When terrorists forever changed America’s landscape that fateful day, September 11, 2001, fire fighters, police officers, EMTs, dog handlers and many more didn’t hesitate to answer the call. Thousands risked their lives — and in some cases, gave the ultimate sacrifice — on that day and continued to work tirelessly in the weeks and months […]

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Ed Wytkind Discusses High Speed Rail on The Rick Smith Show

Ed Wytkind, president of TTD, discusses high speed rail and its impact on national infrastructure, individual communities and the economy on The Rick Smith Show. Wytkind commented on California’s ambitious high-speed rail plan, which would bring 225 mile-per-hour service to the state, and a proposed project to connect Chicago to several major metropolitan areas, which […]

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Pause a Minute to Give Thanks to Transportation Employees

It’s that time of year again. Americans across the country will get ready for the time-honored tradition of gathering with family and friends to give thanks. But first, they will agonize – possibly panic – over how to get where they’re going on the busiest travel day of the year. The latter isn’t exactly how […]

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Larry Willis Discusses Surface Transportation Bill on America’s Workforce Radio

Did you miss TTD Secretary-Treasurer Larry Willis discussing the importance of passing a robust surface transportation bill on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. In a recent blog about highway and transit infrastructure funding, TTD examines the connection between investment in America’s aging infrastructure and […]

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