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Long Overdue WRRDA Port and Maritime Jobs Bill Poised for Enactment

Washington DC – The following statement was issued today by Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act: “Our nation’s ports and waterways will get a much-needed boost under legislation being considered this week by the House and Senate to reauthorize the Water Resources Reform […]

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Rebuild America or Let it Wither

[As published by Ed Wytkind in the Huffington Post] These are sobering times if you believe that returning to the days when America actually built things and modernized its economy is critical to our future. From sequestration to the recent government shutdown and inaction on a real job investment platform, 2013 has been the year […]

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Huffington Post—Rebuild America or Let it Wither

[As posted by Ed Wytkind in The Huffington Post] These are sobering times if you believe that returning to the days when America actually built things and modernized its economy is critical to our future. From sequestration to the recent government shutdown and inaction on a real job investment platform, 2013 has been the year […]

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Hitting the Ground Running; Preparing for a Transportation Jobs-Heavy Agenda

TTD’s Executive Committee came together Tuesday to rally around an aggressive transportation jobs and investment agenda and to take dead aim at globalization and safety issues. We focused like a laser on the need to counter the toxic agenda of political extremists—who gave us brilliant ideas like sequestration and the government shutdown—as a threat to […]

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TTD Urges Investment in Harbors and Ports, Full Funding for Maritime Security Program

WASHINGTON, DC—The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and its 32 affiliated unions today urged Congress to invest in our nation’s military and economic security, and separately in our harbors and waterways, through the Maritime Security Program (MSP) and the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). “Transportation unions today put their support behind efforts to boost languishing […]

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Congress Must Pass WRDA and Reform Harbor Maintenance Spending

In the past several months, both the House and the Senate have moved to reform and enhance spending on U.S. ports, harbors and waterways in an effort to reverse decades of neglect and to put thousands of construction workers back on the job.  TTD supports these funding reforms and the broader Water Resources and Development […]

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House Got the Message: Job-Creating Infrastructure Investments are Bipartisan

WASHINGTON, DC—Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) President Edward Wytkind issues this statement on passage of H.R.3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA,) by a vote of 417-3: “The House of Representatives took a big step forward last night when it passed WRRDA by more than 400 votes, bringing us closer to enacting the […]

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TTD Urges the House to Vote No on Young-Petri Amendment to Water Bill

  Vote NO on the Young-Petri Amendment to WRRDA  Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I ask that you oppose the Young-Petri amendment (#21) to the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA).  While TTD supports the underlying legislation, Young-Petri would unnecessarily require the Army Corps of Engineers […]

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Time to Float the Water Resources Bill

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

America’s transportation systems suffered several casualties as some politicians decided a couple of weeks ago that they would rather shut down our government than keep America moving. One of those was House floor action on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), a bill critical to keeping our nation’s waterways flowing with trade, maintaining […]

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House Urged to Pass Critical Water Resources Funding Bill

October 22, 2013   Vote YES on WRRDA and Support Reforms to Harbor Maintenance Investments   Dear Representative:   On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to vote for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (H.R. 3080), and reject any amendments that would undermine this bipartisan legislation […]

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