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Congress Must Appropriate Funds for the Tanker Security Program to Support the U.S. Maritime Industry and our National Security

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In response to the decline of U.S. flag vessels available to protect America’s interests at home and around the globe, Congress established the Tanker Security Program (TSP), which would reinforce our current tanker fleet, lower our reliance on foreign flag vessels, and create new, good jobs for American workers. TSP was authorized by Congress in […]

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A Pro-Labor Approach to Supply Chain Backlogs

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Over the course of the last several months, the U.S. economy has suffered severe breakdowns in the supply chain as bottlenecks and service meltdowns have become a fact of daily life. The resultant delays and inefficiencies in the freight network come at high financial and even environmental costs as products fail to reach secondary manufacturers […]

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Strong Measures Needed to Prevent Assaults on Transportation Workers

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It is an outrage that on any day, working people who staff the front lines of our passenger transportation system face brutal assaults and abusive and unruly behavior by the users of the system. The reality is this has long been a problem that plagues our transportation workforce. The pandemic has only made it worse […]

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Supporting A Financially Viable Postal Service

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The United States Postal Service (USPS), and the hundreds of thousands of employees who power it, is the thread that binds our nation together, plays a central role in our vast transportation system and keeps communities connected. Its importance to day-to-day life and our economy became ever more apparent during the pandemic, as letter carriers […]

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TTD Strongly Supports Legislation for Union-Made Electric Vehicle Tax Credits

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On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to prioritize investments in the budget reconciliation bill to expand tax credits for families that purchase an electric vehicle (EV) made with union labor. Transportation labor has long fought to ensure that federal investments in America’s transportation network also create good jobs for the workers who support that network, whether in manufacturing, construction, operations, or maintenance, and these investments should be no different. Congress must protect this provision as the bill’s framework is negotiated in the coming weeks.

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Transportation Labor Urges Agreement in Congress on Historic Infrastructure Investment

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Dear Representative, The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and our 33 affiliated unions have consistently highlighted the need for reliable, long-term reauthorizations of our nation’s highway, public transit, and passenger rail systems. Moreover, we have called for additional large-scale infrastructure investments that would bring all sectors of our aging transportation infrastructure squarely into the 21st […]

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Greg Regan Testifies on the Impact of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Relief and Response Efforts

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WRITTEN STATEMENT OF GREG REGAN, PRESIDENT TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO ________________________________________ BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE “ASSESSING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S COVID-19 RELIEF AND RESPONSE EFFORTS AND ITS IMPACT – PANEL II” September 30, 2021 Good morning. Thank you, Chairman DeFazio and Ranking Member Graves for inviting me to testify before the Committee today. […]

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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 today. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a historic step toward making necessary and long-overdue investments […]

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TTD statement on fatal Amtrak derailment

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the fatal September 25 Amtrak derailment in Montana that killed three and injured dozens more: “Our hearts go out to all those impacted by Saturday’s fatal Amtrak derailment, including three passengers who tragically lost their lives, and dozens […]

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TTD and Rail Unions Support Amit Bose to Lead FRA

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Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), the undersigned affiliated rail unions, and millions of frontline transportation workers, I urge you to advance the nomination of Amit Bose for Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) when the Senate Commerce Committee considers his nomination this week.

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