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House FAA Bill Promotes Safety and Good Jobs

Washington, DC — TTD President Larry I. Willis issues this statement on H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018: “As the House prepares to consider the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, we offer our support for a bipartisan bill that enhances aviation safety and protects and promotes good middle-class jobs. We urge legislators to […]

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TTD Congratulates JetBlue Inflight Crewmembers on Historic Union Victory

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement congratulating JetBlue inflight crewmembers on their vote to join the Transport Workers Union (TWU): “At a time when our economy favors the rich and powerful, today’s victory by JetBlue’s inflight crewmembers to join the Transport Workers Union demonstrates […]

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TTD Thanks Lipinski, Bacon for Standing up for Railroad Retirees

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement thanking Dan Lipinski and Don Bacon for standing up for railroad retirees: “We want to thank Congressmen Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Don Bacon (R-NE) for leading the effort to bring a much-needed funding increase to the Railroad Retirement Board […]

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Stop Playing Politics with Gateway Funding

“It is unfathomable that a president who campaigned on creating good jobs by rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure is threatening to upend an entire spending bill if it contains funding for one of the most important and pressing infrastructure projects in the country.”

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Statement on Senate Democrats’ Infrastructure Proposal

“At a time when the middle class is struggling and our nation’s infrastructure is on the brink of failure, the proposal released today by Sen. Schumer and Senate Democrats will rebuild America, create good jobs, and spur economic growth.”

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Misguided Privatization of Screening Services at Orlando Airport Must be Rejected

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement about the proposal to privatize security screening at the Orlando International Airport: “The plan being considered by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) to privatize its security screening operations is shortsighted and misguided. Viewed generously, this is a solution […]

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Statement on White House Infrastructure Proposal

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on infrastructure principles released today by President Trump: “We have long called for America’s infrastructure crisis to be met with a massive infusion of new federal investment that will grow the economy and create good, middle-class jobs. While […]

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Transportation Labor is Proud to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King and His Legacy

“As our nation prepares to reflect upon the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s tragic and untimely passing, we cannot and must not forget the ideals he fought and died for — including access to good jobs, fair pay, and safe working conditions — are the same things working people are fighting for today.”

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Problem Solvers Caucus Report Demonstrates Bipartisan Support for Infrastructure Investments

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) issued this statement on the Problem Solvers Caucus Infrastructure Working Group Report Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure: “We applaud the Problem Solvers Caucus Infrastructure Working Group, led by Reps. Elizabeth Etsy (D-CT) and John Katko (R-NY), for recognizing the urgency of America’s infrastructure crisis […]

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Supporting Common-Sense Investments in our Nation’s Bridges

At a time when too many Americans lack access to good, middle-class jobs and failure to fund and maintain our infrastructure has led us to a national crisis, the Bridge Investment Act is the kind of common-sense legislation our country needs.

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