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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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House FAA Bill Promotes Safety and Good Jobs

Washington, DC — TTD President Larry I. Willis issues this statement on H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018: “As the House prepares to consider the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, we offer our support for a bipartisan bill that enhances aviation safety and protects and promotes good middle-class jobs. We urge legislators to […]

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TTD Congratulates JetBlue Inflight Crewmembers on Historic Union Victory

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement congratulating JetBlue inflight crewmembers on their vote to join the Transport Workers Union (TWU): “At a time when our economy favors the rich and powerful, today’s victory by JetBlue’s inflight crewmembers to join the Transport Workers Union demonstrates […]

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