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DOT Automation Policy Fails to Address Important Worker and Safety Issues

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Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement following the release of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Automated Vehicles 3.0 policy on October 4, 2018: “With the release of the Automated Vehicles 3.0 policy, we see leaders in Washington once again charging toward an automated future […]

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Transportation Labor Supports Congressional Agreement on FAA Reauthorization

Washington, DC – Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018: “Transportation labor applauds leaders in the House and Senate for crafting bipartisan legislation that provides needed stability for our nation’s aviation system, strengthens safety, and supports investments that will […]

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Transportation Labor Leaders Build on Pro-Worker Momentum

Washington, DC — The Executive Committee of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), gathered today to set an aggressive agenda focused on creating and sustaining the kind of good jobs working families want and need by strengthening America’s transportation network and improving workplace safety. This meeting comes at a time when stagnating wages, a changing […]

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TTD Applauds AFA’s Efforts to Combat Extreme Airline Temperatures

Washington, D.C. — Greg Regan, secretary-treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) launch of the 2Hot2Cold App and release of petitions to DOT on extreme airline temperatures: “Extreme heat and cold on aircrafts is a health and safety issue that poses serious risks for […]

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TTD Applauds Jennifer Homendy’s Confirmation to Safety Board

Washington, D.C. — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Jennifer Homendy to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB): “Yesterday, the Senate confirmed Jennifer Homendy as one of the newest members of the National Transportation Safety Board. Few who work in transportation […]

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No Amount of Corporate Sabotage Will Stop Working People

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) issues this statement following the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling against working people and in favor of corporate interests and billionaire CEOs in the case Janus v. AFSCME: “Today’s Supreme Court decision is being characterized by many as an attack on public-sector […]

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Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Disclosure Act Sheds Light on Safety, Security Double Standards

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Disclosure Act of 2018: “For too long, airlines have been allowed to outsource maintenance work to foreign facilities that do not need to meet the same safety, security, and oversight standards as U.S.-based […]

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TTD Supports the Water Resources Development Act of 2018

“The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 is the kind of bipartisan legislation needed to create and sustain middle-class jobs and make critical investments in key segments of our transportation infrastructure.”

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Statement in Support of AFGE Legal Challenge to Executive Orders

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) challenge to President Trump’s recent Executive Order to severely restrict the rights of federal workers: “The Executive Orders targeting federal employees issued by President Trump are nothing more […]

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Industry Leaders Lament Infrastructure Delays at Roundtable

AS REPORTED BY ERIC MILLER FOR TRANSPORT TOPICS If the prevailing wisdom seems to be in favor of getting on with repairing old and building new U.S. infrastructure, why does the nation seem to be in a state of inertia in getting the job done?

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