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Rail Labor Applauds Final FRA Certification Rules for Signal Employees and Dispatchers

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WASHINGTON– Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, issued the following statement after the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued final rules that require railroads to establish formal programs for the certification and training of dispatchers and signalmen: “As the nation’s largest transportation labor federation, representing the entirety of freight rail […]

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Nation’s Top Transportation Labor Leaders Convene to Outline Federal Policy Goals

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WASHINGTON – National leaders from more than 30 transportation labor unions convened at a bi-annual Executive Committee meeting to adopt policy goals that support the workers who build, operate and maintain the nation’s transportation systems. Featured speakers included AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond, Senate Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell, and White House Deputy Chief of Staff […]

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TTD Applauds Final Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill

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WASHINGTON — Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, issued the following statement after a key vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by a vote of 387-26, sending it to the president’s desk for signature: “I join labor leaders around the country […]

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Nation’s Labor Leaders Call for Expeditious Passage of FAA Reauthorization

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WASHINGTON — Ahead of a key vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, the nation’s top labor leaders voiced their support for swift action by the chamber of the U.S. Congress to pass the FAA reauthorization legislation and send it to the president’s desk for signature. “It is imperative that the House of Representatives pass […]

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Transportation Labor Unions Applaud Federal Investigations into Waymo and Zoox

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WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, issued the following statement after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched federal investigations into Waymo and Zoox this week, nearly six months after dozens of transportation labor unions called for a federal investigation of this kind: “Six months after […]

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TTD Statement on Norfolk Southern Proxy Vote

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WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, issued the following statement after Norfolk Southern announced that Shareholders voted to elect 10 of the railroad’s 13 leadership nominees, including CEO Alan Shaw: “In an industry that is nearly wall-to-wall unionized, the voice of rail workers and their unions is […]

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Transportation Labor Urges No Amendments to FAA Reauthorization Bill

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WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, issued the following statement as Congress works to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): “As the largest transportation labor federation in the country, representing hundreds of thousands of aviation workers, we urge Congress to pass the current FAA Reauthorization Bill without […]

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TTD Statement on Ron Batory’s Nomination for Amtrak Board of Directors

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WASHINGTON –  Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, released the following statement after President Biden announced his intent to nominate Ron Batory as a member of the Amtrak Board of Directors: “As the largest transportation labor federation in the country, representing thousands of unionized rail workers, we have a […]

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Transportation Labor Supports 2024 FAA Reauthorization Deal

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WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, released the following statement in response to Congress reaching a bipartisan agreement to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): “As the largest transportation labor federation in the country, representing hundreds of thousands of aviation workers, TTD applauds the agreement reached by […]

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TTD Applauds Federal Rule to Protect Transit Workers From Assault

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WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, released the following statement in response to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Department of Transportation’s (DOT) announcement of a final rule outlining changes to Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans to better protect frontline transit workers: “For years, transit workers and unions […]

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