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Saving Transit and Highway Programs From Insolvency

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

TTD was proud to stand with Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and other transportation advocates this week in support of new legislation that will fix the broken funding mechanism for our nation’s transit, highway and road safety programs. The bill, formally titled the Update, Promote, and Develop America’s Transportation Essentials (UPDATE) Act (H.R. 3636), would gradually […]

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Time to Float the Water Resources Bill

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

America’s transportation systems suffered several casualties as some politicians decided a couple of weeks ago that they would rather shut down our government than keep America moving. One of those was House floor action on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), a bill critical to keeping our nation’s waterways flowing with trade, maintaining […]

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Senate Appropriations Bill Rejects House Cuts to Mass Transit and Highway Programs

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Honors MAP-21 Funding Levels WASHINGTON, DC—Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) President Edward Wytkind issues this statement applauding the Senate for including surface transportation bill (MAP-21) funding levels in its FY 2013 appropriations package: “The Senate has wisely rejected the irresponsible cuts to mass transit and highways in the House Continuing Resolution (CR) funding bill, deciding […]

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Let Your Voice Be Heard

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

At least 1,500 union workers gathered on Capitol Hill this week and demanded that no cuts be made to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security as part of across-the-board sequestration cuts scheduled to take effect on March 1.  They stood in the front yard of Congress and asked that the future of America not be jeopardized […]

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The Research on Romney/Ryan: It Isn’t Pretty

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Did you know that Mitt Romney was a director of an airline that ran an illegal anti-union campaign against pilots while leading Bain Capital? Or that Paul Ryan championed and voted for a federal budget that slashes transportation funding 46 percent and destroys 500,000 jobs a year? Check out our new presentation to see what, […]

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Warning: Steep Transportation Cuts Ahead

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

As Congress rushes to finish its official business for September and depart for another session of politicking, there’s something ugly lurking around the corner — sequestration. You remember that ill-advised contingency plan that was supposed to scare the ‘Super Committee’ into identifying $1.2 trillion in deficit reductions? Thanks to the Republican obstructionist agenda, a standoff […]

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Shhhh…Don’t Tell Mitt Romney Massachusetts Has a Maritime Industry

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

The port and maritime sector can be an impressive driver of our economy — our ports support 13 million jobs, port activity injects more than $3.15 trillion into the U.S. economy, and one in five dollars spent here is related to port and maritime activity. Luckily for the economy and transportation workers, President Obama has […]

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Aviation's Unsung Heroes

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Since the Wright brothers completed their first powered flight in 1903, aviation has captured the public’s imagination. While the entire public and private sector aviation workforce works in unison to operate and maintain the world’s safest air transportation system, the unsung heroes of the sky are often the air traffic controllers who safely guide millions […]

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Remembering Our Fallen Workers

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

In honor of Workers Memorial Day Saturday April 28, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO wants to take a moment to remember not just transportation employees but all employees who have been killed or injured on the job. This is not just a day of remembrance, it is also a day of action. To see where […]

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Get Your Crawler Cranes Ready, Congress Wants to Fund Harbor Maintenance

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

One big reason to celebrate passage in the House of the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 (H.R.4348) is the successful amendment adopted today that will provide funding to upgrade our harbors. Of course, there are many other reasons to celebrate a surface transportation bill going to conference between the House and Senate, mainly that […]

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