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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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FRA’s Decision on Crew Size Undermines Rail Safety

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the Federal Railroad Administration’s decision not to regulate crew size and to preempt current state laws that require two-person crews:  “The FRA’s announcement that it will pull back a proposed rule to require two-person crews on […]

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FTA Fails to Protect Transit Workers from Violent Assaults

Washington DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to today’s notice from the Federal Transit Administration, abdicating their statutory responsibility to stop assaults against transit workers: “America’s public transportation workforce is in the midst of a national crisis. Thousands of bus operators and other transit […]

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Trump Missed Opportunity to Show Visionary Leadership on Infrastructure

Larry Willis, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to today’s failed infrastructure meeting between President Trump and Congressional leaders: “President Trump sidestepped a critical opportunity to show the visionary leadership needed to rebuild this country and secure America’s standing as a global, economic leader. By putting politics before […]

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TTD Mourns Loss of ATU Brother Thomas Dunn, Recommits to Fighting for Protections for Transit Workers

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement mourning the loss of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) member Thomas Dunn: “We mourn the tragic and untimely loss of ATU brother Thomas Dunn, who was murdered while driving a bus in Tampa over the weekend. Our heartfelt condolences go […]

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TTD Mourns the Loss of ATU President Larry Hanley

  Washington, DC — Larry Willis, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement honoring ATU President Larry Hanley who passed away Tuesday: “The labor movement and working families everywhere lost a true brother and friend. Larry Hanley was a charismatic leader and passionate advocate who devoted his life to fighting for […]

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Statement on White House Infrastructure Meeting

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to today’s infrastructure meeting between President Trump and Democratic leadership: “By coming together and calling for trillions to be invested in our nation’s infrastructure, the White House and Democratic leadership are showing they understand the severity […]

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Opposition to Nomination of Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Washington, DC – Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement opposing the nomination of Diana Furchtgott-Roth to be Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Research and Technology: “Frontline transportation workers need leaders in Washington who will pursue policies that promote safety, encourage and empower working people to join together, […]

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FRA Rejects KCSR’s Scheme to Outsource Brake Inspections to Mexico; Must Also Stop Cross-Border Crews that Avoid Safety Standards

Washington, DC – Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the Federal Railroad Administration rejecting a request from Kansas City Southern Railway to conduct safety-sensitive brake tests in Mexico: “We learned yesterday that the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) denied a request by Kansas City Southern […]

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