Washington, DC — Greg Regan, Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement following the nomination of Pete Buttigieg to serve as Secretary of Transportation:
“Transportation labor congratulates Pete Buttigieg on his nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation. He understands that working people keep America moving, and his desire to support working families, combined with his deep passion for policy, will serve him well in this role.
“Prior to the pandemic, our nation’s frontline transportation workforce faced unique funding, safety, and workplace challenges. The public health and economic crises created by COVID-19 have only exacerbated these difficulties, while also shining a renewed light on the fundamental duties transportation workers perform as they keep our economy open and functioning.
“As Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg will play a key role in ensuring transportation workers have the resources they need to be safe at work and rebuild our country and economy once the pandemic is behind us. We look forward to working with Secretary Buttigieg to meet the immediate and long-term needs of this critical workforce and the vast systems they build, operate, and maintain.”