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TTD President Larry I. Willis to the NMB: Your Proposal to Deny Aviation and Rail Workers a Union Voice is Ill-Timed and Tone Deaf

TTD President Larry Willis testified before the National Mediation Board (NMB) yesterday on a proposed rule specifically designed to make it easier to decertify unions in the rail and aviation sectors and to bar workers from even being able to vote for union representation for two years after decertification.  Willis told the NMB – and […]

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National Mediation Board Union Decertification Proposal is A Problem In Search of A Solution

By Larry I. Willis

In an era when the economy is out of balance and stagnating wages are making it harder for working people to get by, our government should be pursuing policies that enhance the rights of workers and encourage them to join together in union. Sadly, a proposal by the National Mediation Board (NMB) does the opposite. […]

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TTD to Congress: We must invest in infrastructure to support working families

TTD President Larry I. Willis highlighted for lawmakers the ways failing to invest in our transportation system impacts real people during separate hearings before the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Senate Commerce Committees earlier this week. Citing commuters stuck in soul-crushing commutes, families burdened by a lack of public transit options, and aviation workers who […]

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Transportation Labor Proudly Carries Dr. King’s Legacy Forward

By Larry I. Willis

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for a more just and fair society was driven by a belief that America can and should be a place where all people prosper together. By focusing on what unites us, rather than what divides us, Dr. King showed us there is strength in unity, and taught us the […]

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During a Government Shutdown, Federal Workers Have It Bad. So Does our Transportation System.

By Larry I. Willis

Nineteen days. That’s how long 420,000 federal workers have been asked to report for duty without knowing when they will be paid. It’s how long another 380,000 workers have been told not to come to work at all, and face uncertainty about when they will work again. And it’s how long thousands more who work […]

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Balancing the Budget on the Backs of Working Families? Not on Our Watch.

By Larry I. Willis

We’re calling on Congress to ignore the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which suggests reducing our budget deficit by making massive cuts to federal transportation and infrastructure investments.

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Amtrak’s Dedicated Workforce Deserves Better

By Larry I. Willis

Amtrak may claim its decisions are based on numbers, but it sure looks like this carrier is trying to undermine unions and outsource good jobs to low-wage workers. Frankly, Amtrak’s workforce deserves better.

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Infrastructure Matters. It’s time to get serious about funding it.

By Larry I. Willis

Raising funds for infrastructure falls under the jurisdiction of the Ways and Means Committee. They’ve put together subcommittees to focus on many of our major national needs: health care, social security, tax policy, trade, and so on. But when it comes to infrastructure, that hasn’t been the case.

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FRA, Frontline Rail Workers Shine Light on Rail Crossing Safety

Each year, hundreds of Americans are seriously injured or killed by locomotives when they intentionally or accidentally wander onto tracks or drive into the path of oncoming trains. While much has been done in the last two decades to mitigate these fatalities, it is clear more must be done to ensure rail grade crossing and […]

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Larry Willis on America’s Workforce Radio: Outsourcing Freight Rail Jobs and Undermining Safety is a Mistake

This summer, the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) allowed the freight carrier Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCSR) to operate freight trains in the United States with crews from Mexico. TTD President Larry I. Willis joined America’s Workforce Radio host Ed “Flash” Ferenc to discuss this concerning decision, and its implications, in a recent interview. The decision […]

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