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TTD President Greg Regan Testifies At FRA Hearing In Support of Two-Person Crews

By Samantha Brown

My name is Greg Regan and I am the President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD). By way of background, TTD consists of 37 affiliate unions, representing millions of frontline workers across every mode and every sector of America’s transportation network. Our unions represent the totality of rail labor, including both passenger and freight rail workers, such as the engineers and conductors that drive and operate freight and passenger trains. I speak collectively on behalf of those 37 unions and their workers in this testimony.

TTD is pleased to co-endorse the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and SMART-Transportation Division (SMART-TD) testimony on this vital issue. BLET and SMART-TD are two of the 13 rail unions affiliated with TTD and TTD fully supports BLET and SMART-TD’s positions on crew size.

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Rail Workers, Members of Congress Rally for Sick Leave, Two-Person Crews

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Rail workers, union leaders, and Members of Congress rallied in front of the U.S. Capitol yesterday in support of freight rail industry reforms, including paid sick leave for workers, a two-person crew staffing minimum on trains, and an end to the Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) business model, which has pushed the supply chain […]

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Statement on Resolution to End Rail Dispute

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, president and secretary-treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, today issued this statement as President Biden signs H.J.Res.100 to prevent a national disruption to freight rail service and end the years-long dispute between rail corporations and workers: “We are disappointed anytime the vote to approve […]

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Rail Labor Opposes Possible Extension of Cooling Off Period

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, president and secretary-treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, today issued this statement regarding a potential extension of the cooling off period for rail negotiations: “As the nation’s largest transportation labor federation, we proudly represent the dozen rail unions involved in the ongoing national contract […]

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TTD Statement on Rail Votes in Congress

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, president and secretary-treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, today issued this statement regarding scheduled congressional votes to resolve the national rail labor contract: “For more than three years, America’s rail unions bargained in good faith with freight railroads to improve hellish working conditions that […]

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Transportation Unions Unveil 2023 Agenda

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – The nation’s largest transportation labor federation, the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, convened 37 unions to set the federation’s annual agenda for working people in aviation, transit, maritime, rail, and other transportation industries. At the semi-annual board meeting on Thursday, union leaders voted unanimously to approve the federation’s 2023 agenda, which […]

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TTD Applauds Increased Rest for Flight Attendants

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, today issued this statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement of a final rule requiring 10 hours of minimum consecutive rest for flight attendants between duty time: “This is a historic day for every flight attendant in America. As the […]

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Transportation Labor Applauds Historic Federal Investment in Clean Transit Workforce Training

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, issued this statement in response to the Federal Transit Administration’s announcement of $1.6 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law transit funding, including $43.4 million for transit worker training on zero-emission buses:  “The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) announcement of […]

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TTD Statement on Inflation Reduction Act

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, issued this statement in response to congressional passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA): “The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a historic win for working people. “The IRA’s landmark investments in our clean energy economy and quality […]

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VIDEO: Virtual Railroad Worker Town Hall

By Samantha Brown

U.S. freight rail workers are in the third year of fighting for a new national contract with freight railroads. Working on the front lines, freight rail workers have performed heroic work during the pandemic to keep the supply chain functioning so that food, fuel, and other essential goods could get where they needed to go. […]

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