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Transportation Unions Fight for Investments that Put Working People First

As a renewed wave of worker activism sweeps the country, the leaders of 33 transportation unions focused on ways to improve the lives of working families by creating and protecting middle-class transportation jobs, investing in infrastructure, and enhancing on-the-job safety during the Executive Committee meeting of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD).

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New Report Calls on Lawmakers to Hold Ride-hailing Industry Accountable

Washington, D.C. — A new report released today by The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), a coalition of 33 unions, explores how features that have driven explosive growth and popularity in the ride-hailing industry—relatively affordable and convenient service—are based on a business model that exploits workers and undermines the goals of public transportation. The costs of […]

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Transportation Labor Stands with Striking United Auto Workers

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement of solidarity with striking GM workers: “Transportation labor pledges our support to 50,000 United Auto Workers as they stand up to unchecked corporate wealth and power. “While GM was struggling financially, UAW members and their families did what they […]

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Transportation Labor Urges Lawmakers to Support Fair and Open Skies Act

Washington, D.C. – As the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee considers the Fair and Open Skies Act (H.R. 3632) tomorrow, Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the bill: “Any airline that refuses to play by the rules and undercuts competition by exploiting the world’s weakest […]

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Statement on America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act

Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act, which was released by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today: “A safe, efficient, and well-funded transportation system is the backbone of our economy and the lifeline to educational and job opportunities […]

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New NMB Rule Undermines Aviation and Rail Workers

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the National Mediation Board (NMB) releasing a final rule specifically designed to make it easier to decertify unions in the rail and aviation sectors: “The NMB’s rule is an attempt by government officials to hand even […]

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FRA’s Decision on Crew Size Undermines Rail Safety

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the Federal Railroad Administration’s decision not to regulate crew size and to preempt current state laws that require two-person crews:  “The FRA’s announcement that it will pull back a proposed rule to require two-person crews on […]

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FTA Fails to Protect Transit Workers from Violent Assaults

Washington DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to today’s notice from the Federal Transit Administration, abdicating their statutory responsibility to stop assaults against transit workers: “America’s public transportation workforce is in the midst of a national crisis. Thousands of bus operators and other transit […]

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Trump Missed Opportunity to Show Visionary Leadership on Infrastructure

Larry Willis, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to today’s failed infrastructure meeting between President Trump and Congressional leaders: “President Trump sidestepped a critical opportunity to show the visionary leadership needed to rebuild this country and secure America’s standing as a global, economic leader. By putting politics before […]

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TTD Mourns Loss of ATU Brother Thomas Dunn, Recommits to Fighting for Protections for Transit Workers

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement mourning the loss of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) member Thomas Dunn: “We mourn the tragic and untimely loss of ATU brother Thomas Dunn, who was murdered while driving a bus in Tampa over the weekend. Our heartfelt condolences go […]

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