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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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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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Devolution: Impractical and Unviable at Best

By Ed Wytkind 15792616267_3fd08dda72_o

The weather’s getting warmer, and with that we’re flashing back to last summer in more ways than one: once again, we’re just two and a half months out from watching the Highway Trust Fund go bankrupt. The last short-term extension, which Congress passed last August, will keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent until May 31st of […]

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Often Overlooked, Infrastructure Receives John Oliver Boost

By Ed Wytkind 15368994994_94e8463b3a_k

For a few short minutes two weeks ago, 4.1 million Americans may have understood the problems of failing to invest in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. It wasn’t because a bridge collapsed; it wasn’t because a sinkhole opened up in the middle of a highway; and it wasn’t because of an accident on an aging transit […]

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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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DHS Funding Bill Emblematic of a Larger Accountability Problem

By Ed Wytkind

Instead of separating partisanship from governing and ensuring funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) doesn’t lapse, Speaker Boehner has decided the House will only vote on a short-term extension. This means that in three short weeks we can go through another manufactured, 11th hour crisis that could shut down the DHS, threaten the security […]

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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

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO 15790969178_b379947d00_o

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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The Year of Accountability?

By Ed Wytkind 15952578686_55f6c8f2d6_o

With the new Congress now firmly in place and working (well, sort of), the first couple of months of 2015 have been fascinating as politicians stake out new ground and rehash old positions. But if I had my 15 minutes of fame sitting in the corner offices of Senate and House leadership, I’d make the […]

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