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U.S. Senate Should Not Confirm Diana Furchtgott-Roth to hold Senior Position at Department of Transportation

Washington, DC – Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement opposing the nomination of Diana Furchtgott-Roth to Assistant Secretary of Transportation: “Now, more than ever, frontline transportation workers deserve voices at the Department of Transportation who will work with them, seek to improve safety, and expand middle-class job […]

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By Turning CARES Act Grants into Loans, Treasury Department is Hurting Aviation Industry and Frontline Workers

Washington, DC – The leaders of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Transport Workers Union (TWU), UNITE HERE, and the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issue this joint statement in response to the […]

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Lawmakers Can Stand with Working Families by Passing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the CARES Act: “We call on lawmakers in Washington to stand with working people by passing the CARES Act. This vital piece of legislation will provide desperately needed support to workers and their families, and ensure our economy […]

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Aviation Aid Must Come with Conditions that Put Workers First

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement as lawmakers consider emergency financial aid to airlines, and as airlines advocate for ‘minimum conditions’ on such aid: “For weeks, TTD and our aviation unions have been calling on immediate aid to the airline industry in order to pay […]

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The needs of working people must take center stage in COVID-19 policy debates

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement as lawmakers respond to health, safety, and economic threats posed by the widespread transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19): “As government leaders respond to the widespread transmission of COVID-19, the needs of working families must take center stage in […]

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TTD Celebrates 30 Years of Advocacy on Behalf of Transportation Workers

Orlando, FL – Celebrating 30 years of advocacy on behalf of frontline transportation workers, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), and leaders of its 33 affiliated unions convened their winter convention yesterday where they recommitted to their efforts to fight for the rights, safety, and livelihoods of America’s transportation workforce.

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Transportation Labor Releases Infrastructure Platform for 2020 Presidential Candidates

The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), is calling on 2020 presidential candidates to adopt an infrastructure policy platform that will improve quality of life for millions of working families by reinvigorating the economy, rebuilding America and creating the kinds of good, middle-class jobs we can be proud of. Investing in U.S.: A Transportation Infrastructure Platform for 2020 Presidential Candidates, released today, offers a comprehensive list of policy proposals designed to guide candidates’ priorities on infrastructure ahead of the 2020 election.

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NHTSA Abdicates Its Responsibility to Safety with First-Ever Safety Feature Exemption

Washington, DC —  Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to NHTSA issuing the first-ever exemptions from traditional safety features for driverless cars: “As our country continues to evaluate the potential uses for driverless vehicles, the federal government must take serious steps to ensure the testing […]

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House Democrats’ Moving Forward Infrastructure Framework Offers Important Step Forward

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the Moving Forward infrastructure framework released today by House Democrats: “The people who design, build, operate, and maintain America’s transportation infrastructure network know first-hand the effect decades of underinvestment has had on all of our lives. […]

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Dr. King and the Power of Unity

Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: “More than 50 years after his tragic and untimely passing, the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continue to be a source of hope and inspiration for working people across our […]

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