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Transportation labor joins President Biden to celebrate Amtrak at 50, set bold vision for future of passenger rail

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Greg Regan, president of the 33-union Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), today joined President Joe Biden, labor union leaders, and frontline workers to mark Amtrak’s 50th anniversary, and set a bold, new vision for passenger rail in America. Together, labor leaders, Amtrak’s workers and passengers, and President Biden are calling for passage […]

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Workers Memorial Day: Remembering those we lost and fighting for a safer future

Washington, DC—Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement commemorating the 50th observance of Workers Memorial Day: “On Workers Memorial Day, as we pause to remember and honor those injured and killed at work, we are reminded in the starkest ways that safety in the workplace doesn’t simply happen. It […]

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Transit Unions Announce five key policies to protect, promote workers as U.S. moves to zero-emission vehicles

Washington, DC—Today, the leaders of the unions representing America’s public transit workforce and the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), laid out five key policies Congress and the federal government must follow as the U.S. seeks to reduce its carbon footprint by transitioning to zero-emission vehicles, including battery-electric buses. The policies come on the heels of […]

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Transportation unions to FIFA: 2026 World Cup must promote sustainable transportation, good jobs

Labor leaders outline commitments FIFA, host cities must make to protect workers Washington, DC—As the United States, Canada, and Mexico prepare to host the 2026 men’s World Cup, the leaders of 33 transportation unions put FIFA, soccer’s governing body, on notice: we will not tolerate anti-worker policies and transportation services that undermine good jobs or […]

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Transportation Unions Lay Groundwork for a Worker-First COVID-19 Recovery

Washington, DC — As the U.S. begins to recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Committee of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), gathered today to assess the immediate, short-term, and long-term needs of transportation workers and the systems they operate. Recognizing that the key to sustained economic recovery for working families rests […]

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TTD applauds Deirdre Hamilton’s Nomination to the National Mediation Board and urges swift confirmation by the Senate

Washington, DC — Today, union attorney Deirdre Hamilton was nominated by the President to serve on the National Mediation Board (NMB), the government body that facilitates labor-management relations in the aviation and rail industries. The 33-member union Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), which represents millions of workers across the aviation, rail and broader transportation sectors, […]

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President Biden’s American Jobs Plan: Visionary leadership working families have been waiting for

Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the 33 union Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion proposal for investing in infrastructure, tackling climate change, and making America more equitable: “President Biden’s American Jobs Plan would make generational investments in our nation’s transportation system, and […]

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One Year Later: A look at the sacrifices of frontline transportation workers

As our nation pauses to mark the solemn one-year anniversary of this pandemic, we cannot overlook the hardships and pain working families have had to endure to see us through this crisis. We also cannot lose sight of hope.

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Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, Hope for Transportation Workers is on the Horizon

The American Rescue Plan ensures workers will be safe on the job. It gives our cities and states the long overdue support they need. And it offers a blueprint for building a stronger, more just economy out of the wreckage of this pandemic. 

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TTD Applauds Ninth Circuit Court Decision that Prioritizes Freight Rail Safety

Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Transp. Div. Of Int’l Ass’n-SMART v. FRA that overturns actions by the Trump administration to preempt states from setting their own laws and regulations […]

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