Get Updates


Mailing List Options

Press Releases

Transportation Labor Leaders call for COVID relief now

Washington, DC – Facing a worsening public health and economic crisis, widespread gender and racial inequality, and an economy that overwhelmingly favors the wealthy, the leaders of 33 transportation unions gathered today to set an aggressive agenda for the new Congress and incoming Biden administration. The meeting of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Trades […]

Read More

Transportation Labor Congratulates Biden, Harris on Historic Victory

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement following the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris:   “The American people have spoken, and they have clearly and decisively chosen unity over divisiveness, leadership over chaos, and working-class values over corporate greed. On behalf of the millions […]

Read More

President Trump’s Decision to End COVID-19 negotiations is Reckless and Irresponsible

Washington, DC — Earlier today, President Trump decided to end COVID-19 relief negotiations until after the election — a move that will harm working people, including those on the frontlines of our transportation system. TTD President Larry Willis issues this statement in response: “By walking away from Congressional COVID-19 relief negotiations, President Trump is abdicating […]

Read More

On the Day POTUS Tests Positive for COVID-19, U.S. DOT Rejects Mask Mandate for All Commercial, Public Transportation

Washington, DC – On Friday evening — the same day that President Trump, the First Lady, and at least three U.S. Senators all tested positive for the novel Coronavirus — the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) rejected a petition by the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and our 33 member unions, for an emergency order […]

Read More

Updated HEROES Act Provides the Financial Lifeline Transportation Workers Need and Deserve

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the updated HEROES Act introduced yesterday by U.S. House of Representatives Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “The updated Heroes Act provides important and timely financial relief that our nation’s transportation workforce, and the critical systems they build, operate, […]

Read More

Congress should reject misguided self-driving vehicle legislation

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) issues this statement opposing the SELF DRIVE Act: “The SELF DRIVE Act, which is designed to facilitate the early deployment of self-driving vehicles on our roads, fails to adequately address the long-term impacts this technology will have on American workers and safety. […]

Read More

Statement on Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act of 2020

Unless Congress acts now, hundreds of thousands of transportation workers will be forced into unemployment on October 1, sending our economy reeling. These workers are doing their jobs and keeping our country moving through this economic and public health crisis. Now they need Congress to do their jobs by passing this PSP extension along with other vital economic relief.

Read More

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement: “Today, as we mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we pause to reflect on the life, career, and legacy of one of the greatest jurists of our time. “Justice Ginsburg was a pioneer in her field who […]

Read More

Senate was right to reject McConnell’s ‘Skinny’ Coronavirus Relief Bill

We applaud the senators who stood in clear opposition to Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s so-called ‘skinny’ coronavirus relief bill. The mere mention of a ‘skinny’ response to this crisis is an affront to the American people, and lawmakers were right to reject it.

Read More

Saluting Transportation Workers on Labor Day

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) issues this statement honoring working people on Labor Day: “As our nation pauses to celebrate the sacrifices and achievements of working people, we cannot ignore the realities of the crisis we face. This week, the United States surpassed 6 million confirmed cases […]

Read More

Sign Up for Updates