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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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The Coronavirus crisis reminds us that safe work places don’t just happen – they are fought for

Frontline workers across our economy are putting their lives on the line as they step up to serve our country and their communities and our time of need. These heroes deserve to know they are protected at work, and they need the federal government to fulfill its responsibility to them to ensure their safety, and the safety of their families and passengers.

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National Transit Workforce Training Act of 2020 Comes at Critical Juncture for Public Transportation Workers

For too long, federal policy has failed to support the training needs of America’s frontline transit and commuter rail workforces — a need that is more important than ever in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the efforts and leadership of Reps. Anthony Brown (D-MD) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), we now have an […]

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Transit Workers are Heroes and they Deserve Protection, Too

By Larry I. Willis

Many transit workers still do not have the personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies, or adequate direction from their employers to ensure their health and safety, or the health and safety of their families. In cities like New York, Boston, Chicago, or Detroit, transit workers are literally putting their lives on the line to keep America moving. These workers are becoming sick and, in some cases, tragically dying at alarming rates.

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VIDEO: TTD to Congress: Funding Alone Won’t Solve Public Transit Challenges

Bringing the perspective of nearly 400,000 frontline workers who build, operate, and maintain our nation’s transit systems to the Senate Banking Committee’s hearing on transit reauthorization earlier this week, TTD President Larry Willis called on lawmakers to both increase investments in public transportation and support legislative solutions that would secure good, safe jobs in this sector.

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Airline Catering Workers Are Fed Up with Poverty Wages and Unaffordable Health Care

Imagine having to choose between health insurance for your sick child or paying for basic expenses, like bills and groceries. It’s a choice that feels nearly impossible. Yet, thanks to a perverse business model used by some of the world’s largest and most profitable airlines, that difficult choice is a reality too many airline workers […]

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Florida Bus Driver Stabbings Put Renewed Spotlight on Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act

The attack against Prophete is the second high-profile violent incident involving a bus driver in Tampa this year. In May, driver Thomas Dunn was murdered in an unprovoked attack while driving along his regular route.

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Video: TTD to Congress: Protect and Invest in Amtrak’s Future

TTD’s rail unions represent frontline workers across America’s passenger rail network, including those who operate trains, maintain and repair equipment, provide quality customer service both on and off-board, and who construct facilities. There is no one who knows Amtrak like these men and women, and you will not find a greater advocate for passenger rail […]

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