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Dr. King and the Power of Unity

Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: “More than 50 years after his tragic and untimely passing, the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continue to be a source of hope and inspiration for working people across our […]

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DOT’s AV 4.0 Read More Like Industry Promotional Material Than Serious, Thoughtful Policy

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on AV 4.0, updated automation policy released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation: “The responsible deployment of automated technology on our streets must be accompanied by a serious and thoughtful regulatory framework that hold tech companies accountable. Sadly, […]

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Priorities in Spending Bill Reflect Needs of Transportation Network, Frontline Workers

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the Domestic Priorities and International Assistance Appropriations Minibus, H.R. 1865: “The passage of the FY 2020 appropriations agreement in the House of Representatives yesterday represents a major step forward for America’s transportation workforce and for every […]

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Transportation Labor Leaders: Lawmakers Must Ensure One Level of Safety, Security in Aircraft Maintenance Industry

Washington, D.C. – John Samuelsen, International President of the Transport Workers Union (TWU), Sito Pantoja, general vice president of the International Association of Machinists (IAM), Mike Perrone, president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), and Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issue this joint statement on the Safe Aircraft Maintenance […]

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Transportation Unions Fight for Investments that Put Working People First

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).

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New Report Calls on Lawmakers to Hold Ride-hailing Industry Accountable

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 […]

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Transportation Labor Stands with Striking United Auto Workers

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 […]

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Transportation Labor Urges Lawmakers to Support Fair and Open Skies Act

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 […]

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Statement on America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act

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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New NMB Rule Undermines Aviation and Rail Workers

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the National Mediation Board (NMB) releasing a final rule specifically designed to make it easier to decertify unions in the rail and aviation sectors: “The NMB’s rule is an attempt by government officials to hand even […]

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