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TTD Urges FTA to Protect Transit Workers

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On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and our 33 affiliated unions, we thank you for taking this important step to begin examining the serious safety issues facing transit workers across this country every single day.

TTD’s affiliated unions collectively represent most transit workers in this country, including rail transit, bus, roadway, construction, and maintenance workers[1]. Most of these workers interface directly with the public, and all are exposed to the risks of assault. We have long-called for both legislative and regulatory solutions to increase worker safety, including putting a stop to the scourge of assaults on transit workers.

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Transportation Labor Praises Passage of Build Back Better Act, Urges Senate to Act

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and Shari Semelsberger, secretary-treasurer of TTD, issue this statement in response to the passage of the Build Back Better Act in the House of Representatives: “When President Biden was sworn into office last January, he made a promise to the American people: […]

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TTD President Regan hits back at disastrous industry practices, offers praise for Biden Administration’s concrete steps to end America’s supply chain problems

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Washington, DC —As the supply chain crisis continues to pose serious challenges to all Americans, this morning’s hearing, “Industry and Labor Perspectives: A Further Look at North American Supply Chain Challenges,” held by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, cast an important light on the systemic factors that got us here and on the ill-advised […]

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TTD President Greg Regan testifies before House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on supply chain challenges

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On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and our 33 affiliated unions, I first want to thank Chairman DeFazio and Ranking Member Graves for inviting me to testify before the Committee today on the extremely timely issue of supply chain challenges and congestion. The employees represented by TTD-affiliated unions have had a front-row seat to the serious challenges facing America’s supply chain—including the workers directly engaged in freight transportation at railroads and ports, and who work in industries that have been hamstrung by the inability to procure key materials in a timely manner.

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Transportation labor applauds largest investment in transportation, jobs in America’s history

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and Shari Semelsberger, secretary-treasurer of TTD, issue this statement in response to the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the advancement of the Build Back Better Act in the House of Representatives: Tonight is a historic night for millions […]

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TTD Supports Historic Investments in America’s Infrastructure

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On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to encourage your strong support for H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, when it is brought before the House for a vote.

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TTD Welcomes Flight Attendant Rest Proposed Rule

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to today’s publication of a proposed rule on flight attendant duty time: “We applaud the publication of a proposed rule requiring 10 hours rest for flight attendants between duty days. TTD and our unions representing flight attendants […]

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TTD Supports Historic Investments in America’s Infrastructure

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Dear Representative, On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to encourage your strong support for H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, when it is brought before the House for a vote. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a historic step toward making necessary and long-overdue investments across […]

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Transportation labor leaders discuss worker-first priorities with Shuler, Buttigieg

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Washington, DC — As the American economy emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic only to face a supply chain emergency and stalled infrastructure legislation, the leaders of 33 transportation unions met with Liz Shuler, the president of the AFL-CIO, and Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Transportation, among others, to advance worker-first solutions to significant challenges. The labor […]

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Congress Must Pass President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

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Prior to his inauguration, President Biden announced the details of his Build Back Better plan, a bold economic platform that prioritizes major investments in our nation’s infrastructure along with some of the strongest labor principles ever put forward by an American president. With the second short-term extension of the FAST Act surface transportation law quickly approaching and an economic recovery that continues to prove sluggish in the wake of COVID-19, the American people simply cannot afford for Congress to wait another day to enact the president’s agenda.

The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and our 33 affiliated unions have long highlighted the need for investments that are squarely in line with the president’s Build Back Better platform. That includes reliable, long-term reauthorizations of our nation’s highway, bridge, public transit, and passenger rail programs along with other large-scale infrastructure investments that would bring all other sectors of our aging transportation and infrastructure not just to a state of good-enough, but instead, solidly into the 21st century.

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