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Transportation Labor celebrates expansion of TSO collective bargaining rights

Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding the expansion of union rights and worker protections to America’s TSA Workforce: “For nearly two decades, Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) have placed themselves in harm’s way to keep travelers and transportation workers safe by screening passengers and baggage […]

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TTD Welcomes Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Commitment to Major Investment in Surface Transportation Infrastructure

Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021, which passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today: “A safe, efficient, and well-funded transportation system is the backbone of our economy and the lifeline to educational […]

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TTD Stands in Solidarity with VTA Rail Facility Victims, Mourns Loss of Life

“As TTD continues to monitor the developing news about a mass shooting at the Guadalupe VTA maintenance yard in San Jose, California this morning, we wish to share our heartbreak for our brothers and sisters who lost their lives and who were injured in this senseless act of violence. We mourn with their families and friends for their loss and stand in solidarity with all workers, who should never have to walk onto the job fearing for their lives or their safety.”

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TTD Applauds Jennifer Homendy’s Nomination to NTSB Chair

Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding President Biden’s nomination of Jennifer Homendy to lead the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB): “There is no candidate more qualified to chair the National Transportation Safety Board than Jennifer Homendy. Homendy was first confirmed by the Senate as […]

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Teamsters, Transportation Trades announce worker-first AV legislative framework

Washington, DC – Warning of severe consequences to safety, working people, and transportation access and equity if driverless vehicles are not properly regulated, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), today announced a legislative framework for the testing, deployment, and regulation of autonomous vehicles (AVs). The two organizations, which collectively represent […]

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Transportation labor applauds calls for PSR study, encourages GAO to move quickly

Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chair Donald Payne Jr (D-NJ) for calling on the GAO to study the impacts of Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) on workers, safety, […]

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In support of fair and open skies: Dangerous flag-of-convenience schemes should not fly

Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the Fair and Open Skies Act, introduced today by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR): “Open Skies agreements have been successful when they promote fair competition and lift labor and safety standards for all participating nations. Those airlines […]

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Transportation labor joins President Biden to celebrate Amtrak at 50, set bold vision for future of passenger rail

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Greg Regan, president of the 33-union Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), today joined President Joe Biden, labor union leaders, and frontline workers to mark Amtrak’s 50th anniversary, and set a bold, new vision for passenger rail in America. Together, labor leaders, Amtrak’s workers and passengers, and President Biden are calling for passage […]

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Workers Memorial Day: Remembering those we lost and fighting for a safer future

Washington, DC—Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement commemorating the 50th observance of Workers Memorial Day: “On Workers Memorial Day, as we pause to remember and honor those injured and killed at work, we are reminded in the starkest ways that safety in the workplace doesn’t simply happen. It […]

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Transit Unions Announce five key policies to protect, promote workers as U.S. moves to zero-emission vehicles

Washington, DC—Today, the leaders of the unions representing America’s public transit workforce and the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), laid out five key policies Congress and the federal government must follow as the U.S. seeks to reduce its carbon footprint by transitioning to zero-emission vehicles, including battery-electric buses. The policies come on the heels of […]

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