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TTD Responds to MARAD on Port Automation

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to provide comments on the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) notice seeking information on port automation. By way of background, TTD consists of 33 affiliate unions representing workers in all modes of transportation, including the International Longshoremen’s Association, who are employed at and around ports and harbors. We therefore have a vested interested in the request.

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TTD Responds to FMCSA on Automation

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to respond to FMCSA’s request for comment on its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding the deployment of automated commercial motor vehicle technologies. TTD consists of 33 affiliate unions representing workers in all modes of transportation, including commercial motor vehicle drivers who may operate vehicles with some level of automated driving systems (ADS) and will be impacted by the deployment of ADS with high levels of autonomy.[1]

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DOL’s Apprenticeship Proposal is Not the Way Forward

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to respond to DOL’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on apprenticeship programs. TTD consists of 33 affiliate unions representing workers in both sectors with substantial apprenticeship density and in sectors where greater application of apprenticeship programs could prove beneficial[1]. 

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Cosponsor H.R. 3829, The Energizing American Shipbuilding Act

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to cosponsor H.R. 3829, the Energizing American Shipbuilding Act. Recently introduced, by Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), this bipartisan legislation will help to revitalize the U.S. maritime industry and create thousands of jobs.

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FMCSA Must Not Dilute Entry Level Driver Training Requirements

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to respond to the United Parcel Service’s (UPS) application for exemption from elements of the Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) final rule. TTD consists of 33 affiliate unions representing workers in all modes of transportation, including commercial motor vehicle drivers who are subject to the FMCSA’s CMV and CDL requirements.

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Transportation Labor Urges Secretary Chao to Implement Aircraft Maintenance Safety Standards

The Honorable Elaine Chao Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, D.C.  20590 Dear Secretary Chao: On behalf of hundreds of thousands of workers who are responsible for and depend on the safety of our aviation system, we urge you to take immediate steps to implement three directives from Congress to […]

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VOTE ALERT FOR AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 3055

We applaud members of the House Committee on Appropriations and leadership on H.R. 3055 – Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020. This bill offers vital funding for important transportation priorities and demonstrates a continued federal commitment to developing our transportation network.

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TESTIMONY BY TTD PRESIDENT LARRY I. WILLIS: Unlocking the Benefits of Short Sea Shipping

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), and our affiliated unions, I want to first thank Chairman Maloney and Ranking Member Gibbs for inviting me to testify before you today.[1] We deeply appreciate the Subcommittee’s interest in taking a fresh look at ways to promote the domestic maritime industry.

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FMCSA Must Not Interfere With California Labor and Safety Protections

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to respond to FMCSA’s request for comments on the American Bus Associations’ (ABA) petition for federal preemption of California’s Meal and Rest Break rules. TTD consists of 33 affiliate unions representing workers in all modes of transportation, including those covered by FMCSA’s HOS regulations and California’s rules.[1] For reasons discussed below, we urge FMCSA to reject ABA’s petition.

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TTD urges Federal Transit Administration not to include private ride-hailing companies in definition of transit

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to provide comments on the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) notice providing information on proposed changes and clarifications to the National Transit Database (NTD) reporting requirements. By way of background, TTD consists of 33 affiliate unions representing workers in all modes of transportation including those in the transit sector.[1] We therefore have a vested interested in the proposal

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