WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement following passage of a new jobs bill in the House of Representatives:
“Although job losses are slowing, this economy continues to bleed jobs and Congress is right to act. We have advocated for a new round of investments in all modes of transportation to boost the economy and job creation.
“The House will now consider a jobs bill that rightfully targets key transportation investments – a proven job creator. In fact, highway and transit accounted for 4 percent of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money but created 25 percent of the new jobs. These are the kind of results Americans want and workers need.”
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.