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TTD Congratulates Anthony Foxx On Confirmation as DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, DC—Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) President Edward Wytkind issues this statement in reaction to Senate confirmation of Anthony Foxx as our nation’s Secretary of Transportation: “On behalf of the nation’s transportation workers, I congratulate Anthony Foxx on his confirmation by the Senate as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Secretary Foxx is a skilled […]

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Transportation Unions Join Fight Against Human Trafficking

ORLANDO, FL—The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), joined the battle to thwart the scourge of human trafficking that is being carried out in the nation’s transportation system. “As many as 27 million women, men and children are sold into prostitution, domestic servitude or other forced labor in dark corners across the globe,” the TTD Executive […]

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Joining the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a worldwide problem with as many as 27 million women, men and children sold into prostitution, domestic servitude or other forced labor in dark corners across the globe.  While it is easy to think of this as a foreign issue, these atrocities are all too often committed on American soil.  Unfortunately, our […]

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The Hill-Unions to Obama: Replace LaHood with Transportation Funding Defender

[By Keith Laing of The Hill] Transportation unions are urging President Obama to appoint a staunch defender of federal road and transit funding to replace outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. LaHood announced he was retiring this week, forgoing a second term and setting off a scramble among observers to figure out who might replace him […]

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Statement on Transportation Secretary LaHood’s Departure

WASHINGTON, DC—Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) President Edward Wytkind issued the following statement following the announcement of the imminent departure of Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood: “Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s departure from the President’s Cabinet is a loss for the nation as we strive to address America’s mounting passenger and freight transportation needs. “Secretary […]

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State Freight Strategies Must Focus on Job Creation

November 15, 2012 Mr. Jack Wells Chief Economist Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC  20590 RE: Interim Guidance on State Freight Plans and State Freight Advisory Committees Docket No. DOT-OST-2012-0168 Dear Mr. Wells: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to comment on the Department of Transportation’s […]

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