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Transportation Labor Leaders Focus on Creating Jobs, Protecting Workers

Washington, DC — The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), and its 32 affiliated unions zeroed in on policies that both create and protect good, middle-class transportation jobs and ensure those jobs are safe for the workers who perform them at today’s fall Executive Committee meeting. “At a time when the middle class eludes too many […]

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Setting the Record Straight on the Jones Act

“The humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico is being used by long-time opponents of the Jones Act to attack a law that promotes U.S. jobs and is critical to our national security. Damaging misinformation is being peddled about the Jones Act in an effort to weaken the law and advance the financial interests of foreign shipping companies.”

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Transportation Labor Calls for Robust Investment in Rail and Transportation Infrastructure

Federal Funding Should be Used to Create Good Jobs, Protect Safety WASHINGTON, DC — Speaking before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials today, Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), called on federal lawmakers to invest boldly in our nation’s rail and transportation infrastructure, and […]

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Statement on Sleep Apnea Legislation

“The causes of fatigue within these industries are varied and complex, which means adequately addressing this crisis will require a holistic approach,” said TTD President Larry I. Willis. “Regulating and evaluating sleep apnea is only one piece of the fatigue puzzle.”

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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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