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Rail Workers, Members of Congress Rally for Sick Leave, Two-Person Crews

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Rail workers, union leaders, and Members of Congress rallied in front of the U.S. Capitol yesterday in support of freight rail industry reforms, including paid sick leave for workers, a two-person crew staffing minimum on trains, and an end to the Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) business model, which has pushed the supply chain […]

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TTD Congratulates Shailen Bhatt On Senate Confirmation To Lead Federal Highway Administration

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WASHINGTON — Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, issued this statement after the Senate confirmation of Shailen Bhatt as Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration: “We congratulate Mr. Bhatt on his return to the Department of Transportation and welcome his expertise as the former […]

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Rail Labor Will Not Rest Until the Freight Rail Industry is Fixed and Rail Workers are Treated Fairly

By Samantha Fazenbaker

Washington, D.C. – The Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO today released the following statement on behalf of rail unions regarding next steps in our push forward on reforms to a freight rail industry that is failing its workers and the American people: “Across this nation, the American people have been awakened to the importance […]

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Statement on Resolution to End Rail Dispute

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, president and secretary-treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, today issued this statement as President Biden signs H.J.Res.100 to prevent a national disruption to freight rail service and end the years-long dispute between rail corporations and workers: “We are disappointed anytime the vote to approve […]

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Rail Labor Opposes Possible Extension of Cooling Off Period

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, president and secretary-treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, today issued this statement regarding a potential extension of the cooling off period for rail negotiations: “As the nation’s largest transportation labor federation, we proudly represent the dozen rail unions involved in the ongoing national contract […]

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TTD Statement on Rail Votes in Congress

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, president and secretary-treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, today issued this statement regarding scheduled congressional votes to resolve the national rail labor contract: “For more than three years, America’s rail unions bargained in good faith with freight railroads to improve hellish working conditions that […]

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Transportation Unions Unveil 2023 Agenda

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – The nation’s largest transportation labor federation, the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, convened 37 unions to set the federation’s annual agenda for working people in aviation, transit, maritime, rail, and other transportation industries. At the semi-annual board meeting on Thursday, union leaders voted unanimously to approve the federation’s 2023 agenda, which […]

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TTD Applauds Increased Rest for Flight Attendants

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, today issued this statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement of a final rule requiring 10 hours of minimum consecutive rest for flight attendants between duty time: “This is a historic day for every flight attendant in America. As the […]

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Transportation Labor Applauds Historic Federal Investment in Clean Transit Workforce Training

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, issued this statement in response to the Federal Transit Administration’s announcement of $1.6 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law transit funding, including $43.4 million for transit worker training on zero-emission buses:  “The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) announcement of […]

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TTD Statement on Inflation Reduction Act

By Samantha Brown

WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, issued this statement in response to congressional passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA): “The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a historic win for working people. “The IRA’s landmark investments in our clean energy economy and quality […]

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