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TTD Welcomes Iron Workers as 37th Affiliated Union

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WASHINGTON – This week, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers became the 37th affiliated union of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO. The Iron Workers union represents 130,000 workers across North America. Members of the union have worked on nearly every major construction project in the country, including the Golden Gate Bridge, […]

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TTD Applauds DOT’s Announcement of $2.9 Billion in Federal Funding for Major Infrastructure Projects

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WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued this statement in response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement of $2.9 billion for major infrastructure projects through a combined Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law:  “Today’s announcement of nearly $3 billion in combined […]

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TTD Urges DOT to Defer Action on Wizz Air’s Application and Seek Consultations with European Aviation Authorities

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WASHINGTON – The Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO today called on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to seek consultations with European aviation authorities regarding Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.’s application for a foreign air carrier permit and exemption pursuant to the US-EU Open Skies Agreement. TTD also urged DOT to defer further action until […]

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20 Unions Urge Transit Administration to Protect Transit Workers from Assault

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WASHINGTON – Today, 20 labor organizations representing transit drivers and other transportation workers urged Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator Nuria Fernandez to immediately implement the safety provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to protect transit workers from assault. Four months after the passage of the BIL, the FTA has […]

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Transportation Labor Applauds Historic Federal Investment in Workforce Training

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WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued this statement in response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement of funding for the revised Low or No Emission Grant Program and the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program: “We applaud the Department of […]

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Transportation Labor Reacts to Biden’s State of the Union Address

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WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued this statement in response to President Biden’s first State of the Union (SOTU) address to the nation: “From the passage of the American Rescue Plan to the biggest investment in infrastructure in our nation’s history, the first year of the […]

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Unions Urge DOJ to Protect Airline Passenger Service Agents

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A coalition of labor unions representing tens of thousands of airport passenger service agents, flight attendants, and other airline employees today urged Attorney General Merrick Garland to pursue federal criminal penalties against individuals who assault or interfere with passenger service agents. The coalition – which includes the Communications Workers of America (CWA), […]

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Unions Call for More Federal Action to Protect Airline Passenger Service Agents from Assault

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Washington, D.C. — Today, labor unions representing tens of thousands of airport passenger service agents are urging President Biden and other administration officials to address the increase in assaults at airports through more effective federal enforcement of existing laws against assaulting airport customer service representatives and gate agents. The unions – Communications Workers of America (CWA), […]

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RAISE Grants Will Create Good Union Jobs

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WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued this statement in response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement of grant awards from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program: “We applaud the Biden Administration for squarely prioritizing good union […]

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TTD Mourns Loss of Former President Sonny Hall

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WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued this statement about the loss of former TWU and TTD President Harold “Sonny” Hall on January 13, 2022: “We join the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the entire labor movement in mourning the loss of a true […]

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