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Transportation labor leaders: Safety must be prioritized ahead of presidential inauguration

“As the elected leaders of transportation unions that collectively represent millions of frontline employees, we are calling on every arm of federal, state, and local government to protect American workers and the public, ensure the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and safeguard our democracy during the inauguration. While we stand firmly by the rights of every American to have and to share differing points of view, to peaceably assemble in support of those points of view, and to petition the government in hopes of affecting the direction of our country and its policies, these rights do not allow for violent attacks on our fellow Americans or our democratic institutions by domestic terrorists.

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Transportation labor condemns today’s assault on democracy

Washington, DC – Greg Regan, secretary-treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement condemning the breach of the U.S. Capitol building earlier today: “At the urging of President Trump, America’s democracy came under direct attack by a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and threatened the lives of the Vice President, the […]

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Transportation Labor Applauds COVID Economic Relief Package but Warns $45 billion for Transportation Is Not Enough

Washington, DC – Greg Regan, Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding passage of a COVID economic relief package: “We applaud those Democrats and Republicans in Congress who came together in a bipartisan manner to support working families when they needed it the most.

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Transportation Labor Applauds Pete Buttigieg’s Nomination to DOT

Washington, DC — Greg Regan, Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement following the nomination of Pete Buttigieg to serve as Secretary of Transportation: “Transportation labor congratulates Pete Buttigieg on his nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation. He understands that working people keep America moving, and his desire to support […]

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Transportation labor mourns the loss of TTD president Larry Willis

  Washington, DC — Yesterday, with his wife and daughter by his side, TTD president Larry Willis, 53, succumbed to injuries sustained on November 22 in a tragic biking accident. TTD Secretary-Treasurer Greg Regan issues this statement of mourning and remembrance: “We mourn today the shocking loss of a brother and fierce advocate for working […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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