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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.