WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued the following statement upon the House of Representatives and Senate final passage of the economic stimulus bill:
“Elections matter. President Obama has been in office for less than a month, and our leaders in Washington have enacted legislation that will jumpstart the hemorrhaging economy and create jobs for millions of Americans while making lasting investments in our transportation infrastructure.
“Voters elected a President and a Congress that understand that partisan bickering won’t put Americans to work, but a smart economic recovery bill that invests in good jobs will.
“Congratulations to the President and the leaders in Congress who worked tirelessly to make this important legislation a reality. American workers are depending on its success.”
The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, represents 32 member unions in the aviation, rail, transit, trucking, highway, longshore, maritime and related industries. For more information, visit www.ttd.org.