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Trump Missed Opportunity to Show Visionary Leadership on Infrastructure

Larry Willis, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to today’s failed infrastructure meeting between President Trump and Congressional leaders: “President Trump sidestepped a critical opportunity to show the visionary leadership needed to rebuild this country and secure America’s standing as a global, economic leader. By putting politics before […]

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TTD Mourns Loss of ATU Brother Thomas Dunn, Recommits to Fighting for Protections for Transit Workers

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement mourning the loss of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) member Thomas Dunn: “We mourn the tragic and untimely loss of ATU brother Thomas Dunn, who was murdered while driving a bus in Tampa over the weekend. Our heartfelt condolences go […]

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TTD Mourns the Loss of ATU President Larry Hanley

  Washington, DC — Larry Willis, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement honoring ATU President Larry Hanley who passed away Tuesday: “The labor movement and working families everywhere lost a true brother and friend. Larry Hanley was a charismatic leader and passionate advocate who devoted his life to fighting for […]

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Statement on White House Infrastructure Meeting

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to today’s infrastructure meeting between President Trump and Democratic leadership: “By coming together and calling for trillions to be invested in our nation’s infrastructure, the White House and Democratic leadership are showing they understand the severity […]

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Opposition to Nomination of Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Washington, DC – Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement opposing the nomination of Diana Furchtgott-Roth to be Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Research and Technology: “Frontline transportation workers need leaders in Washington who will pursue policies that promote safety, encourage and empower working people to join together, […]

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Transit Unions Are Drawing Up a Plan to Confront Autonomous Vehicles

AS REPORTED BY BRIAN MERCHANT FOR GIZMODO As institutional embrace of automation continues to create a mounting threat to existing jobs, unions are formally taking note. Last year, the largest Las Vegas service workers union organized a strike partly over casinos’ plans to embrace automated systems, and the union won language in the resulting contract that included protections against automation. 2018 also saw bus drivers protest against the prospect of Ohio adopting driverless buses.

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FRA Rejects KCSR’s Scheme to Outsource Brake Inspections to Mexico; Must Also Stop Cross-Border Crews that Avoid Safety Standards

Washington, DC – Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the Federal Railroad Administration rejecting a request from Kansas City Southern Railway to conduct safety-sensitive brake tests in Mexico: “We learned yesterday that the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) denied a request by Kansas City Southern […]

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Transportation Labor Announces Eight Key Policies to Promote Safety, Protect Transit Jobs In Era of Automation

Washington, DC — Calling on Congress and the Trump Administration to take seriously threats posed by automation, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), today laid out eight principles for promoting safety, protecting the livelihoods of transit operators, and ensuring public policy can adapt with the rapid pace of technological innovation. The policies come as workers […]

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Transportation Unions Eye Infrastructure Investment, Worker Safety, and AV Policy in 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana — Transportation labor leaders set an aggressive agenda focused on protecting frontline workers from new and sustained threats, improving workplace safety, and strengthening America’s transportation network today at the Executive Committee meeting of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD). The gathering comes as working people are pushing back against attacks on their […]

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This Never Should Have Happened

Washington, DC – Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response a deal reached between Congress and President Trump to re-open the government for three weeks: “While we are pleased 800,000 federal workers and their families will get a temporary reprieve from this nightmare, shuttering the government […]

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