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Commercial Motor Vehicles Should be Exempt from Senate’s Driverless Car Legislation

“Congress has a responsibility to millions of Americans who make a living driving commercial vehicles. It is imperative lawmakers work with all stakeholders — including transportation labor — to carefully and thoughtfully address the impact these vehicles will have on jobs, wages, and worker safety.”

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Statement on SELF DRIVE Act

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on H.R. 3388, the SELF DRIVE Act: “The advancement and introduction of autonomous vehicles into our nation’s transportation system will have a profound impact on jobs and wages. This is particularly true in the commercial driving sector where […]

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Statement on Rear Adm. Mark Buzby’s Confirmation as Maritime Administrator

“We can and must do more to support measures that enhance this industry and its frontline workforce, including strengthening the Maritime Security Program, protecting cargo preference laws, and retaining skilled mariners. I look forward to working with Administrator Buzby to push these and other common-sense policies that will secure our nation’s port and maritime industries as engines for economic growth and job creation.”

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Larry I. Willis, Greg Regan Elected New Leaders of TTD

Executive Committee Honors Departing Longtime President Edward Wytkind   Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis and Greg Regan were elected unanimously today as President and Secretary-Treasurer, respectively, of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), by the organization’s Executive Committee. Outgoing President Edward Wytkind, who gave his full support to Willis and Regan, stepped down after […]

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NAFTA Renegotiation Must Put U.S. Jobs, Safety First

Aviation, Maritime Exclusions Must Remain  Washington, DC — In comments filed yesterday, transportation labor laid out a vision for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that puts America’s working families first by growing the U.S. economy, protecting American jobs and prioritizing the safety of our cross-border transportation system. In addition to the comprehensive […]

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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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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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