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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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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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