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TTD Thanks Lipinski, Bacon for Standing up for Railroad Retirees

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement thanking Dan Lipinski and Don Bacon for standing up for railroad retirees: “We want to thank Congressmen Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Don Bacon (R-NE) for leading the effort to bring a much-needed funding increase to the Railroad Retirement Board […]

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Stop Playing Politics with Gateway Funding

“It is unfathomable that a president who campaigned on creating good jobs by rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure is threatening to upend an entire spending bill if it contains funding for one of the most important and pressing infrastructure projects in the country.”

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Statement on Senate Democrats’ Infrastructure Proposal

“At a time when the middle class is struggling and our nation’s infrastructure is on the brink of failure, the proposal released today by Sen. Schumer and Senate Democrats will rebuild America, create good jobs, and spur economic growth.”

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Misguided Privatization of Screening Services at Orlando Airport Must be Rejected

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement about the proposal to privatize security screening at the Orlando International Airport: “The plan being considered by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) to privatize its security screening operations is shortsighted and misguided. Viewed generously, this is a solution […]

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Statement on White House Infrastructure Proposal

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on infrastructure principles released today by President Trump: “We have long called for America’s infrastructure crisis to be met with a massive infusion of new federal investment that will grow the economy and create good, middle-class jobs. While […]

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Transportation Labor is Proud to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King and His Legacy

“As our nation prepares to reflect upon the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s tragic and untimely passing, we cannot and must not forget the ideals he fought and died for — including access to good jobs, fair pay, and safe working conditions — are the same things working people are fighting for today.”

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Problem Solvers Caucus Report Demonstrates Bipartisan Support for Infrastructure Investments

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) issued this statement on the Problem Solvers Caucus Infrastructure Working Group Report Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure: “We applaud the Problem Solvers Caucus Infrastructure Working Group, led by Reps. Elizabeth Etsy (D-CT) and John Katko (R-NY), for recognizing the urgency of America’s infrastructure crisis […]

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Supporting Common-Sense Investments in our Nation’s Bridges

At a time when too many Americans lack access to good, middle-class jobs and failure to fund and maintain our infrastructure has led us to a national crisis, the Bridge Investment Act is the kind of common-sense legislation our country needs.

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Statement on New York, New Jersey Funding Commitments for Gateway Rail Tunnel Project

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to yesterday’s announcement by Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie that New York and New Jersey will contribute $5.6 billion toward the proposed Gateway rail tunnel project: “Completion of the Gateway rail tunnel project is critical […]

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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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