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Hear Ed Wytkind Discuss the Future of Transportation Infrastructure on America’s Work Force Radio

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing the state of transportation infrastructure on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here. There’s an enormous need for investment in America’s transportation infrastructure, and the key this year will be ensuring that such investment actually happens. “The real solution […]

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Senator McCain’s Jones Act Amendment a Prescription for Massive Job Loss

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In recent years, Congress has generated bad ideas with such regularity that the shock value has diminished. But the latest proposal from Senator John McCain still packs a wallop. With the U.S. economy creating jobs at the fastest pace in 15 years, Senator McCain apparently believes that we can afford to lose close to half […]

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SF State Professor Explains Why DOT Should Reject Norwegian Air International’s Application

TTD and our affiliate unions aren’t the only ones who understand just how harmful Norwegian Air International’s application for a foreign air carrier permit would be if approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Professor John A. Logan, director of Labor and Employment Studies at San Francisco State University, published an article in The Hill today explaining […]

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The State of Transportation Infrastructure: Breaking the Stalemate on Progress

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In his State of the Union address this week, President Obama again delivered a message to Americans that we can’t sit still as the arteries of our economy – our transportation system – fall into a state of severe disrepair. While short on specifics, the president challenged lawmakers to get focused on reversing decades of […]

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Ed Wytkind Discusses the State of America’s Infrastructure on the Rick Smith Show

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Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing America’s infrastructure crisis and President Obama’s State of the Union speech yesterday on the Rick Smith Show? We’ve got you covered: you can listen to the show here. “The President needs to set out a vision that isn’t just about hope but about progress,” Wytkind said on the air. […]

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New Year, New Tune on Gas Tax

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After years of dysfunction in DC, we may finally be having a moment of clarity on the need to tackle our nation’s shameful infrastructure financing deficit. Spurred by low gas prices and a Highway Trust Fund (yet again) facing insolvency in a few short months, leaders on both sides of the aisle spent the first […]

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The New Goes Live!

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Things look a little different around here at as of today we have a brand new website design, which is sleeker, more modern, and more navigable. With this website we will have the tools to better drive our policy agenda and initiatives on behalf of the women and men who operate, maintain, build, and […]

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Ed Wytkind’s Acceptance Speech at The City of Justice Awards Dinner

  Learn more about Ed’s acceptance of LAANE’s City of Justice Awards here.

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188 Members of Congress Urge U.S. DOT to #DenyNAI

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How strongly do members of Congress feel that Norwegian Air International (NAI)’s application for a foreign air carrier permit should be denied? Yesterday, on the eve of a U.S.-European Commission (EC) Joint Committee meeting to discuss the NAI case, 188 House members, led by Reps. Chris Collins (R-NY) and Albio Sires (D-NJ), delivered an unambiguous […]

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Ed Wytkind in The Hill: Norwegian Air deal undermines labor standards

By Ed Wytkind

Cue the stately intro music: Norwegian Air International (NAI) CEO Bjørn Kjos is taking tips on how the U.S. government functions from Netflix’s D.C. drama, House of Cards. In a series of articles this fall in Dagens Næringsliv, Norway’s business newspaper, Kjos suggested that American opposition to NAI’s request for a foreign air carrier permit is all a symptom of what he […]

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