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The Huffington Post — Larry Hanley, Edward Wytkind: Time to Eradicate Sweatshops on Wheels

The 40-hour work week? Check. A federal minimum wage? Yup. Ensuring our kids aren’t slaving away in dangerous factories? That, too. Standards that working Americans have come to expect — and that have given millions a chance at better wages and working conditions — can be traced back to historic legislation enacted 78 years ago […]

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Time for our Government to Put to Rest One-Person Freight Train Crews

By Ed Wytkind

Other than the lobby for the behemoth, multi-billion dollar railroad companies, almost no one believes we should permit up to 20,000-ton freight trains, many filled with things that blow up, to travel across America with a single crew member at the controls. The American people hate this idea. Across the country, in small towns and […]

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Women are Vital to America’s Transportation Future

The gender pay gap. Unpredictable, inflexible work schedules. Discrimination on the job. These were just some of the topics addressed today at The United State of Women, a summit hosted by the White House to celebrate the achievements of women and girls and find effective solutions to the most daunting issues still facing working females […]

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Obama’s bad plane deal

By Richard Trumka and Edward Wytkind As published in Politico   America’s working people are rightly suspicious of trade policy. For too long our trade strategy has protected corporate interests while fueling a race to the bottom in living standards for working families. That sad legacy is now rearing its head in the aviation sector. […]

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Ed Wytkind Discusses Aviation Security on Heartland Labor Forum Radio

TTD President Ed Wytkind joined Heartland Labor Forum radio this week to discuss TTD’s fight for security improvements at foreign aircraft repair stations. In a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on transportation security last month, Sen. Claire McCaskill voiced her concerns over “a gaping hole” in our nation’s aviation security—specifically, TSA’s lack of oversight and regulation […]

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Let’s Celebrate National Maritime Day by Growing U.S Merchant Marine, Investing in Port Expansion

In 1933, Congress established National Maritime Day to honor and celebrate our nation’s maritime employees and the crucial role they play in keeping our country strong and secure. The maritime and port industries have changed significantly in the 83 years since the holiday was established, but one thing hasn’t changed: the recognition and thanks we […]

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Ed Wytkind Discusses Presidential Elections, #DenyNAI on The Rick Smith Show

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing the presidential election and transportation policy on The Rick Smith Show? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. As we reflect on National Infrastructure Week and enter the final months of the 2016 presidential election, one thing is clear: […]

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You Can’t Just Hope for Safety on the Job

By Ed Wytkind

Every year, tens of thousands of working people are hurt or killed on the job, and many of them are employed in transportation industries. For America’s transportation workforce, the last 365 days have been especially trying. The El Faro tragedy, the terrorist attack in Brussels and Amtrak’s most recent crash that killed two workers near […]

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DOT, FTA Must Act Now to #DriveOutAssault

Every three days a bus driver in America is assaulted. Led by our transit unions, we are trying to do something about it.  TTD joined transit union leaders to send a letter last week urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to issue new rules that better protect bus drivers […]

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Senator McCaskill Focuses on the Security of Foreign Aircraft Repair Stations

Good news for those who care about aviation safety and security. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) took the lead at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing yesterday questioning whether the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) does a good job regulating the security of aircraft maintenance performed at foreign-based aircraft repair facilities. This isn’t about some abstract Washington, DC […]

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