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Transportation Unions Unveil 2023 Agenda

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – The nation’s largest transportation labor federation, the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, convened 37 unions to set the federation’s annual agenda for working people in aviation, transit, maritime, rail, and other transportation industries. At the semi-annual board meeting on Thursday, union leaders voted unanimously to approve the federation’s 2023 agenda, which […]

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TTD Applauds Increased Rest for Flight Attendants

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, today issued this statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement of a final rule requiring 10 hours of minimum consecutive rest for flight attendants between duty time: “This is a historic day for every flight attendant in America. As the […]

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Transportation Labor Applauds Historic Federal Investment in Clean Transit Workforce Training

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, issued this statement in response to the Federal Transit Administration’s announcement of $1.6 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law transit funding, including $43.4 million for transit worker training on zero-emission buses:  “The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) announcement of […]

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TTD Statement on Inflation Reduction Act

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, issued this statement in response to congressional passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA): “The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a historic win for working people. “The IRA’s landmark investments in our clean energy economy and quality […]

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Statement on Staten Island Ferry Service Disruptions

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, issued this statement in response to the NYC Department of Transportation’s (NYCDOT) Staten Island Ferry service disruptions: “The totality of transportation labor is outraged by the NYCDOT’s decision to significantly reduce rush hour ferry service to the detriment of thousands of New […]

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TTD Statement on FAA’s Secondary Barrier Rule

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, released the following statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rule requiring newly manufactured commercial airplanes to have physical secondary barriers to impede unauthorized access to the flight deck: “The implementation of the secondary flight deck barriers rule, which Congress […]

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Rail Unions Welcome FRA’s Two-Person Crew Rule 

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, released the following statement in response to the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) proposed rule establishing a minimum requirement of two person crews for most freight and passenger railroad operations: “Transportation labor welcomes the FRA’s proposed rule requiring a minimum of two crew members […]

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Rail Labor Statement on National Contract Proposals

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO today released the following statement on behalf of the 13 rail worker unions involved in the ongoing national contract negotiations with the freight railroads: “Today, July 24, 2022, the United Rail Unions, who are bargaining as part of the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition and the Brotherhood […]

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Rail Labor Welcomes Biden’s Announcement of Emergency Board

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s Executive Order establishing a Presidential Emergency Board (PEB), which will delay any freight rail work stoppage or strike for 60 days upon taking effect Monday, July 18th. TTD is the nation’s largest transportation […]

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Statement on Proffer of Arbitration in Rail Labor Negotiations

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON — Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, released the following statement on behalf of TTD’s 37 affiliated unions, including all of rail labor, in response to the National Mediation Board’s proffer of arbitration to all parties involved in the national rail bargaining process, including the railroads and unions: […]

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