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Ulysses S. Grant was president when this key piece of infrastructure was built. It’s time to #BuildBackBetter

  Last week, TTD President Greg Regan joined Amtrak, labor leaders, and other stakeholders to mark a milestone in American history and highlight the need for federal infrastructure investment. Friday marked the 150th anniversary of the groundbreaking of Amtrak’s Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel, which connects Baltimore to Washington, D.C., and is a key chokepoint […]

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America just witnessed one of the most pro-worker, pro-union speeches in Presidential history

Marking his first 100 days in office, President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress yesterday, where he laid out his vision for the future of our country. That vision prioritizes working people, their families, and their needs. President Biden called for growing the economy from the bottom and middle out. He made the […]

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VIDEO: Freight trains in the U.S. are a disaster waiting to happen

Last month, VICE Media exposed the dangers of a new business model taking hold in the freight rail industry called Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR). The goal of PSR is to line the pockets of wealthy shareholders by prioritizing cost cutting and profits over safety and service. Now, VICE News has released a companion video that […]

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Transit Equity Day is a reminder of how far we’ve come – and how far we still have to go

  In 1955, the city bus became a symbol of segregation and defiance when civil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the “colored” section of a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a white passenger.  We know the story well: She was arrested, her actions led to what is historically regarded as […]

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Three ways the Biden-Harris administration already means visibility, safety, and respect for transportation workers

Since the beginning of the pandemic, TTD and our unions have been calling for straightforward policies that will keep workers physically safe, financially secure, and able to restart our economy once this crisis is behind us. For months, many of these calls have been outright ignored. Until now.

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Why Working People in California Must Vote No on Proposition 22

Tuesday, November 3, working people in California will be voting for more than just the next president of the United States. They will also have a say in the future of work for hundreds of thousands of Californians working in the gig economy, and an opportunity to place a check on corporate power. On the […]

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Video: Joe Biden will stand up for working people

 Frontline workers need a leader in the White House who will stand up for them and put their interests first. Joe Biden is that leader. He understands that workers deserve to be safe on the job. He has been an outspoken proponent of federal workplace safety standards. And he supports a national mask mandate […]

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Will Deliver for Transportation Workers

  Joe Biden’s 36-year career in public service to our nation has made one thing perfectly clear: he will fight for us. Not just for his friends and donors, not just for the wealthy, and not just for his base. We know Joe Biden, and we know that quality about him is exactly what working […]

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As frontline workers contract COVID-19, we’re not doing enough to protect the traveling public

By Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia, and Larry Willis. Published in The Hill. The same day that President Trump revealed that he and the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19 — the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) rejected a petition by 33 unions representing frontline transportation workers for an emergency order to require […]

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The next president must deliver on infrastructure. Only one candidate will.

By Larry I. Willis

We know that Joe Biden will be more than just an infrastructure candidate. As Vice President, Joe Biden showed clear leadership in using infrastructure investments to save our economy and spur job growth. He made sure that recovery money during the last economic collapse was spent in the right way and with accountability. He can, and he will, do it again.

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