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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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Biden’s Historic Bridge Investment Will Deliver 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 a historic bridge investment program, made possible by the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: “We applaud the Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration […]

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Rail Labor Unions Applaud Senate Confirmation of FRA Administrator Amit Bose

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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 after the Senate confirmed Amit Bose as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA): “We welcome Mr. Bose’s stewardship of the FRA at this pivotal moment in the history of the domestic rail industry and rail […]

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America’s Largest Transportation Labor Coalition Gains 3 More Unions, Unifies Rail Labor

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WASHINGTON – The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), America’s largest coalition of transportation labor unions, today announced the affiliation of three more unions, bringing the coalition’s total membership to 36 affiliated unions. TTD proudly welcomes the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (BMWED), both divisions of the […]

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