As the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee considers the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2023, we write to express our views on a provision that would require the employment of U.S. workers in the development and operation of the emerging offshore wind industry.
Last Congress, the House of Representatives passed the Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022, with overwhelming bipartisan support. Specifically, Section 518 of this legislation would require that foreign vessels utilize either U.S. mariners or citizens of the vessel’s flag state while operating in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Similar to the current provision, this language represents an important policy discussion about the need for offshore wind developers to make long-term investments in hiring U.S. workers, particularly in the installation, operation, and maintenance of offshore wind turbines.
TTD and our 36 affiliated unions proudly stand with the rest of the labor movement in honoring the contributions and achievements of Black Americans to our nation, past and present. Black History Month Profiles Several of our affiliated members were featured in the AFL-CIO’s Black History Month Profiles, including: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace […]
From the passage of the American Rescue Plan to the biggest investment in infrastructure in U.S. history, the first year of the Biden Administration has been a capstone year of legislative victories for transportation labor unions and working people. In celebration of this anniversary, let’s take a look back at some of our most notable […]
This week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer insisted that the Senate can pass the Build Back Better Act by Christmas. Enacting Build Back Better, which makes historic investments in American workers, rebuilds our middle class, supports working parents, and improves the lives of every single person in this country, is truly the greatest gift Congress […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]