Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement following Amtrak’s announcement of furloughs beginning October 1: “For more than 40 years, Amtrak – powered by a dedicated and skilled workforce —has provided reliable, efficient passenger rail service to communities across this country. Now, facing a crisis unlike any […]
Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement congratulating Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris on their presidential and vice-presidential nominations: “This week history was made when working families, voters, parents, teachers, delegates, and other leaders in the Democratic Party voted to nominate Vice President […]
Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to President Trump’s decision to walk away from Coronavirus relief package negotiations
In a letter to Congressional leadership, 36 organizations explained that physical distancing measures, including stay-at-home orders, have taken a serious toll on demand for public transportation services. This, in turn, has placed a major strain on funding sources public transportation agencies traditionally rely on, including farebox revenue and sales tax receipts.
Science has shown us that masks are a public health necessity, not a bargaining chip up for negotiation. That is why transportation workers and their unions called on the Trump administration to mandate masks onboard commercial passenger vehicles. It is shameful that this White House would threaten to veto a transportation funding bill over such a simple, life-saving measure.
Washington, DC – Leaders of the Air Line Pilots Association, Allied Pilots Association, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, Association of Professional Flight Attendants, Communications Workers of America, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, Southwest Airlines […]
Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of funding critical, left-behind transportation services in next COVID-19 package: “As lawmakers work towards another COVID-19 relief bill, we strongly encourage them to support vital transportation services that have now gone months without desperately needed federal support. […]
“We applaud the House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Lowey and Subcommittee Chairman Price for their leadership in crafting an appropriations bill that funds important aspects of our transportation system and preserves and protects good jobs at this critical time in our nation’s history.
Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and a group of 26 U.S. Senators for urging Senate Leadership to prioritize $32 billion in emergency support for our nation’s public transit systems amid the ongoing Coronavirus crisis: “We applaud Sen. Robert Menendez […]
We applaud House passage of the Moving Forward Act, which makes unprecedented investments in our nation’s highways, rail network, public transit systems, ports, and aviation sector. We are also pleased this bill includes needed investments in water and energy infrastructure and funds important modernization efforts at the U.S. Postal Service.
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