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Statement on Congressional Progressive Caucus Infrastructure Plan

Washington, DC—Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued this statement in response to a 21st Century New Deal for Jobs, the infrastructure plan proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus:

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Congress Should Reject The President’s Budget

Washington, DC – Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the President’s budget released yesterday: “President Trump contradicted his own calls for a $1 trillion investment in our infrastructure by releasing a budget yesterday that proposes significant cuts to critical transportation programs. “Plain and simple, this budget would […]

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TTD Supports Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act

Washington, DC – Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued this statement in support of the Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act: “We applaud Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) for introducing legislation that gives our nation’s hardworking Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) the workplace rights […]

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TTD Urges Support for FY17 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC — Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017: “We applaud Congress for coming together to complete an omnibus appropriations bill that funds critical transportation investments, rejects anti-worker riders, and avoids a needless government shutdown. We urge lawmakers to swiftly pass […]

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Trucking Info Reports on TTD’s Opposition to Trucking Industry Petition to Allow Hair Testing

AFL-CIO Coalition Seeks to Clip Hair Testing As reported by David Cullen in Trucking Info   A coalition of 32 AFL-CIO member unions representing transportation workers is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to deny a petition by several trucking companies to use hair specimens in lieu of federally mandated urine in pre-employment drug […]

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TTD Opposes Petition to Allow Hair Testing for Drugs

Washington, DC — The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to follow established protocol and put science first by denying a petition by several trucking companies to use hair specimen in lieu of federally mandated urine in pre-employment drug tests.

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President Trump Gives Buy America Policies a Needed Boost

Washington, DC — Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to President Donald Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order, signed today: “Today’s Executive Order represents a positive first step to improve the flaws in current Buy America policies. However, for today’s action to result in expanded […]

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Statement on Banning Voice Calls on Planes

Washington, DC — Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to ban inflight voice calls: “Yesterday’s announcement by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is an important recognition of what we have been saying all along: voice cell phone calls do not […]

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Global Trade Magazine Reports on Transportation Labor Leaders’ Commitment to Seeking Federal Funding for Infrastructure

Transportation Unions Roll Out Strategies to Move Infrastructure Package As reported by Peter Buxbaum in Global Trade Magazine   Transportation labor leaders have laid out a strategy focused on shaping President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion transportation infrastructure package and tackling challenges faced by transportation workers. But the labor leaders, along with Democrats in Congress who […]

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American Shipper Reports on 2018 Budget Proposal

Trump budget proposal slashes transportation funding As reported by Ben Meyer in American Shipper   President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday released a preliminary budget proposal for 2018 that would slash funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The budget proposal allots $16.2 billion for USDOT’s discretionary budget, a $2.4 billion (13 percent) decrease […]

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