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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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Joe Biden is the best candidate for transportation workers and their families

By Larry I. Willis

As president, we know that Biden will fight for working families. For more than 36 years, he has stood by his conviction that America works best when we put the needs of working class Americans first.

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The CARES Act is designed to protect workers – we must ensure it stays that way

By Larry I. Willis

When United Airlines accepted $5 billion in taxpayer-funded financial relief through the CARES Act, the carrier did so on the condition that its frontline workers be kept on payroll — with existing benefits — through September 2020. That was by design. By stipulating that CARES Act funds make it into the hands of working people, […]

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New bipartisan poll: Americans value postal service, support direct funding to USPS

Results from the nationwide survey, conducted by two leading Republican and Democratic public opinion firms, show that regardless of political affiliation or geographic location, an overwhelming majority of voters favor appropriating funds in the next coronavirus relief legislation to ensure the postal service can maintain operations.

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