ATLANTA, GA—The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and its 32 affiliated unions waded into every major transportation policy debate in Washington and focused on expanding transportation investments, reforming safety policy, protecting workers’ rights, and rejecting job-killing trade policies. “2015 must be the year when we break the stalemate on funding our badly deteriorated transportation system […]
The United States Postal Service (USPS) and its dedicated workforce have been serving our country and keeping our economy moving for over two centuries. But despite its popularity among the overwhelming majority of Americans, USPS faces unprecedented challenges and fiscal difficulties, most of which are a product of bad decisions and missed opportunities in Washington. […]
On behalf of the undersigned affiliated unions of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), we write to express our strong opposition to eliminating Saturday mail delivery service as a condition of fixing the impending shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund. This careless and ideologically driven attack on the employees at the United States Postal Service (USPS) should be a non-starter as it fails to offer a bipartisan plan to fund America’s immediate and longer-term surface transportation needs.
When it comes to the postal “reform” bill now before the U.S. Senate, you have to wonder what has happened to common sense. If Congress damages the U.S. Postal Service and imperils its future, is that reform? We say no, and we echo the TTD Executive Committee’s call for the Senate to reject S. 1486, […]
HOUSTON—Transportation unions are pushing back against a torrent of wrongheaded policies and business models that threaten the quality and safety of the nation’s transportation system and middle-class jobs. “We are taking aim at changes in our industries–and failed public policies–that are leading to the steady decline of the world’s largest transportation system and erosion of […]
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has the vast responsibility of providing mail services to every state, city and community in this country and in doing so uses virtually every mode of transport – aircraft, train, truck, boat, ferry, helicopter, street car, subway and hovercraft. TTD understands and values the important connection between a strong and […]
Oppose S. 1486, the Postal Reform Act of 2013 Dear Senator: As the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee continues the markup of S. 1486, Postal Reform Act of 2013, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) urges you to oppose the current version of this bill and instead support efforts to strengthen the postal service […]