As Reported By Aaron Short for StreetsBlog USA The Democratic hopeful has a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan, but it will keep the country in a car-dependent status quo. Please wake us when the Democratic 2020 candidates get serious about transit in the 21st century. Vice President Joe Biden is the latest presidential hopeful to tout a […]
As Reported By Aaron Short for StreetsBlog USA Labor leaders want Congress to boost transportation funding across all modes including new roads while advocates want to focus on maintenance and transit. It’s the latest battle for the soul of the Democratic party. Labor unions and pro-highway organizations that represent the Establishment are hindering transformational change […]
As a renewed wave of worker activism sweeps the country, the leaders of 33 transportation unions focused on ways to improve the lives of working families by creating and protecting middle-class transportation jobs, investing in infrastructure, and enhancing on-the-job safety during the Executive Committee meeting of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD).
As Reported By Chris Teale for Smart Cities Dive Lawmakers assailed Uber and Lyft for skipping out on a Congressional hearing this week, noting the companies need to “clean up their acts” in the wake of regulatory consideration.
As Reported by Melina Druga for Transportation Today The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), a coalition of 33 unions, recently released a report examining the business models of companies like Uber, Lyft, and Via. The coalition determined the companies undermines public transportation’s goals and exploits workers.
As Reported By David Shepardson for Insurance Journal Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. skipped a U.S. House of Representatives hearing the ride-hailing industry, angering lawmakers who threatened tighter regulation for the fast-growing market. The two ride-hailing companies had been asked to appear as part of a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee inquiry on safety, labor and congestion. “Their failure to appear at this hearing is a telling sign that they would rather suffer a public lashing than answer questions on the record about their operations,” the head of the panel, U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio, a Democrat, said at the subcommittee hearing.
Washington, D.C. — A new report released today by The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), a coalition of 33 unions, explores how features that have driven explosive growth and popularity in the ride-hailing industry—relatively affordable and convenient service—are based on a business model that exploits workers and undermines the goals of public transportation. The costs of […]
Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement of solidarity with striking GM workers: “Transportation labor pledges our support to 50,000 United Auto Workers as they stand up to unchecked corporate wealth and power. “While GM was struggling financially, UAW members and their families did what they […]
Washington, D.C. – As the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee considers the Fair and Open Skies Act (H.R. 3632) tomorrow, Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the bill: “Any airline that refuses to play by the rules and undercuts competition by exploiting the world’s weakest […]
Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act, which was released by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today: “A safe, efficient, and well-funded transportation system is the backbone of our economy and the lifeline to educational and job opportunities […]
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