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FRA Rejects KCSR’s Scheme to Outsource Brake Inspections to Mexico; Must Also Stop Cross-Border Crews that Avoid Safety Standards

Washington, DC – Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the Federal Railroad Administration rejecting a request from Kansas City Southern Railway to conduct safety-sensitive brake tests in Mexico: “We learned yesterday that the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) denied a request by Kansas City Southern […]

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Transportation Labor Announces Eight Key Policies to Promote Safety, Protect Transit Jobs In Era of Automation

Washington, DC — Calling on Congress and the Trump Administration to take seriously threats posed by automation, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), today laid out eight principles for promoting safety, protecting the livelihoods of transit operators, and ensuring public policy can adapt with the rapid pace of technological innovation. The policies come as workers […]

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Transportation Unions Eye Infrastructure Investment, Worker Safety, and AV Policy in 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana — Transportation labor leaders set an aggressive agenda focused on protecting frontline workers from new and sustained threats, improving workplace safety, and strengthening America’s transportation network today at the Executive Committee meeting of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD). The gathering comes as working people are pushing back against attacks on their […]

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This Never Should Have Happened

Washington, DC – Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response a deal reached between Congress and President Trump to re-open the government for three weeks: “While we are pleased 800,000 federal workers and their families will get a temporary reprieve from this nightmare, shuttering the government […]

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Aviation Labor Unions Highlight Growing Safety, Security Concerns as Shutdown Drags On

Washington, DC — Last night, aviation labor unions under the umbrella of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), convened an emergency meeting to highlight the compounding threats to safety and security the government shutdown is having on the national airspace system. Presidents of both public and private sector unions, including the American Federation of Government […]

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TTD Welcomes Railroad Retirement Board Members Commends Walt Barrows’ Service

Washington, D.C. — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues the following statement:  “On behalf of our member unions, I want to congratulate the newest members of the Railroad Retirement Board confirmed by the Senate last night – Chairman Erhard R. Chorle, Management Member Thomas Jayne, and Labor Member John […]

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Government Workers Are Not Political Pawns

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to a partial government shutdown: “Failing to fund nine federal agencies is nothing to boast about. The latest partial shutdown of our government will directly impact millions of federal workers, place a strain on our nation’s […]

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DOT Automation Policy Fails to Address Important Worker and Safety Issues

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement following the release of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Automated Vehicles 3.0 policy on October 4, 2018: “With the release of the Automated Vehicles 3.0 policy, we see leaders in Washington once again charging toward an automated future […]

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Transportation Labor Supports Congressional Agreement on FAA Reauthorization

Washington, DC – Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018: “Transportation labor applauds leaders in the House and Senate for crafting bipartisan legislation that provides needed stability for our nation’s aviation system, strengthens safety, and supports investments that will […]

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Transportation Labor Leaders Build on Pro-Worker Momentum

Washington, DC — The Executive Committee of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), gathered today to set an aggressive agenda focused on creating and sustaining the kind of good jobs working families want and need by strengthening America’s transportation network and improving workplace safety. This meeting comes at a time when stagnating wages, a changing […]

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