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House Appropriations FY 2021 Bill Puts Working People First

“We applaud the House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Lowey and Subcommittee Chairman Price for their leadership in crafting an appropriations bill that funds important aspects of our transportation system and preserves and protects good jobs at this critical time in our nation’s history.

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Transportation Labor Applauds Senators Who Call for $32 Billion for America’s Transit Systems

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and a group of 26 U.S. Senators for urging Senate Leadership to prioritize $32 billion in emergency support for our nation’s public transit systems amid the ongoing Coronavirus crisis: “We applaud Sen. Robert Menendez […]

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TTD Applauds Passage of the Moving Forward Act

We applaud House passage of the Moving Forward Act, which makes unprecedented investments in our nation’s highways, rail network, public transit systems, ports, and aviation sector. We are also pleased this bill includes needed investments in water and energy infrastructure and funds important modernization efforts at the U.S. Postal Service.

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U.S. airline labor unions seek billions more to extend coronavirus payroll aid as demand remains weak

As reported by Leslie Josephs for CNBC Unions representing tens of thousands of airline employees asked lawmakers on Thursday for $32 billion in additional government aid to maintain their jobs through the end of March, as air travel demand remains low because of the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. passenger and cargo airlines, as well as airline […]

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Aviation Labor Leaders: Without Extension of CARES Act Payroll Support Program, Mass Layoffs Inevitable

Washington, DC — In a letter to Congressional leadership, the leaders of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Transport Workers Union (TWU), and the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), are calling on lawmakers […]

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The INVEST in America Act Prioritizes the Needs of our Transportation System, Frontline Workers

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding passage of the INVEST in America Act: “We applaud the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for putting the needs of working families first by passing the INVEST in America Act. By making unprecedented investments into our nation’s […]

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TTD President Larry Willis on Bloomberg Radio’s “Balance of Power”

Listen as TTD president Larry Willis joins David Westin, host of Bloomberg Radio’s Balance of Power, to discuss what transportation workers need to keep themselves and their passengers safe as economies reopen. Balance of Power focuses on the politics and policies being shaped by the agenda of President Trump’s administration.   Listen to the full […]

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Statement in Support of the INVEST in America Act

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the INVEST in America Act: “Transportation labor has long called for robust investments in our infrastructure that will reverse decades of neglect and ensure our transportation network can meet the demands of a 21st-century economy. By […]

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DOT to distribute 100 million masks for travelers

As reported by Jessica Wehrman in Roll Call Three days after transportation workers complained to a House panel about the lack of enforceable standards to protect workers and passengers from COVID-19, the federal government announced it would distribute nearly 100 million cloth facial coverings to aviation, transit and passenger rail transportation sectors for passengers to […]

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Transport workers still seek enforceable COVID-19 rules

As reported by Jessica Wehrman in RollCall Three months into the coronavirus outbreak, transportation workers say they’re desperate for the Department of Transportation to create enforceable standards to protect them from this and future pandemics. But the DOT’s response, they say, has been consistent: It is not their job. Now, though, an increasing number of […]

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