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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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Transportation Labor Welcomes FRA’s New Fatigue Management Rule

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, the President of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, issued this statement in response to the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) new Rule requiring certain railroads to develop and implement a Fatigue Risk Management Program as one component of the railroads’ larger railroad safety risk reduction programs: “Fatigue is endemic in […]

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Statement on BNSF’s “Hi Viz” Attendance Policy Changes

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, the President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, issued this statement in response to Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway’s adjustments to its “Hi Viz” attendance policy, which has increased employee turnover since taking effect on February 1st: “BNSF’s proposed changes to its Hi […]

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Unions Renew Calls for Safety Reforms After Brooklyn Subway Attack

By Admin

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, representing 37 unions across the transportation sector, issued this statement following the attack inside the Sunset Park subway station in Brooklyn this morning: “We are horrified by the attack that took place inside a Brooklyn subway station this morning and hope those who were injured […]

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30 Transportation Union Leaders Outline 2022 Legislative Agenda

By Admin

WASHINGTON – Leaders from 30 transportation labor organizations gathered in Washington, D.C. yesterday to outline a robust legislative and regulatory agenda for the year. The unions are affiliates of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest transportation labor coalition. At the bi-annual legislative summit, transportation labor leaders formally called on Congress […]

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TTD Welcomes Iron Workers as 37th Affiliated Union

By Admin

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

By Admin

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

By Admin

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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