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Transportation Labor Congratulates Liz Shuler, Fred Redmond on Historic AFL-CIO Election

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president and Shari Semelsberger, secretary-treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issue this statement congratulating Liz Shuler and Fred Redmond on their historic election as president and secretary-treasurer, respectively, of the AFL-CIO: “On behalf of millions of frontline transportation workers and the unions that represent them, we congratulate Liz […]

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TTD Welcomes NHTSA Investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot Features

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Washington, DC – On Monday, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced formal investigations into Tesla’s autopilot self-driving features. Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement: “NHTSA’s investigation into Tesla’s self-driving technology is a welcome and much-needed development. “For years, transportation unions have warned against the perils […]

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TTD statement on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on today’s Senate passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: “With today’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the U.S. Senate took an important step toward making necessary and long-overdue investments in our nation’s infrastructure.  The […]

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TTD Congratulates Jennifer Homendy, Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement congratulating Jennifer Homendy’s Senate confirmation to lead the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB): “On behalf of millions of frontline transportation workers and the unions that represent them, I congratulate Jennifer Homendy on her Senate confirmation to chair the National […]

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TTD Statement on Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

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Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the historic infrastructure agreement between President Biden and a bipartisan group of US Senators:  “Transportation labor proudly supported Joe Biden for president because we knew his commitment to investing in infrastructure, reviving our economy, and supporting working families […]

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Transportation Labor Mourns the Loss of President Richard L. Trumka

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement mourning the death of AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka: “We are devastated by the news that AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka passed away at the age of 72. Rich was a giant in the labor movement, and his fierce […]

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FTA grant dedicated to workforce training, retention will help secure future of transit industry workforce

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding the FTA for awarding the Transportation Learning Center a $5 million grant to be used solely for frontline workforce training, retention, and recruitment: “President Biden has long said that when you invest in working people, you invest in […]

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Statement on bipartisan infrastructure negotiations: Working people are ready to rise to the occasion

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Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the ongoing bipartisan infrastructure negotiations in the Senate: “Working with Congress and the administration to deliver on President Biden’s promise of major, and long-overdue investments in America’s infrastructure remains the top priority for the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO. […]

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Business, labor groups endorse bipartisan infrastructure deal

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As Reported by Alexander Bolton for The Hill The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO and a group of other prominent business groups on Thursday endorsed a $1.2 trillion, eight-year bipartisan infrastructure framework endorsed by President Biden and a group of Senate moderates. The joint endorsement by business and labor groups that are often opponents […]

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Rail workers, unions eagerly await GAO study on precision scheduled railroading

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the GAO accepting a request by Chairs DeFazio and Payne to study the impacts of Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR): “For years, freight rail workers and their unions have been sounding the alarm about the dangers of PSR, […]

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