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  • TTD President Greg Regan Testifies On Impact of Federal Investment in Transportation and Workers
    Good morning. Thank you, Chairman DeFazio and Ranking Member Graves for inviting me to testify before the committee today. It is truly an honor to be asked to testify at Chairman DeFazio’s final full committee hearing. The Chairman has a proud and historic legacy of fighting for sound transportation policy, new investments in a modern transportation system and infrastructure that… Read more »
  • Support the Bipartisan Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement ActSupport the Bipartisan Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act
    On behalf of workers across the airline industry, we are writing to encourage you to support the bipartisan Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act (H.R. 7321) when it comes up for a vote on the House floor. This legislation removes incentives for airlines to offshore maintenance jobs by closing safety loopholes which allow US-aircraft to be repaired on lower safety… Read more »
  • TTD Calls for Worker-Centered Innovation Policy at DOT
    The Honorable Pete Buttigieg Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590 Dear Secretary Buttigieg: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to express deep concern about the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) approach toward the deployment of poorly regulated and potentially disruptive new technologies […] The post TTD Calls… Read more »
  • Next up for US unions: Major contracts for 700,000 workers
    Reported by Chris Isidore for CNN. The 11th hour deal that prevented a crippling strike at the nation's freight railroads is the biggest win for US unions in years. The agreement, reached in the early hours Thursday, kept more than 50,000 engineers and conductors on the job, and won members the changes in work rules sought by their leadership. They… Read more »
  • Opinion: Distinguished pol of the week: He helped fend off a crippling strike
    Opinion by Jennifer Rubin for The Washington Post. As a former labor lawyer, I can attest that when heading into the final hours of a labor negotiation, after months if not years of haggling, both parties can be frustrated, tired and angry. The intervention of a third-party mediator can therefore be critical to avoid a work stoppage. In the case… Read more »
  • ‘Could have gone either way’: Railroad union deal barely survived
    Reported by Ben White and Eleanor Mueller for Politico. President Joe Biden narrowly avoided an economic and political debacle on Thursday as senior administration officials helped salvage a tentative, last-minute deal to avert a devastating railroad strike. And it almost didn’t happen. Steering clear of disaster required some 20 straight hours of talks beginning Wednesday that taxed Labor Department coffee… Read more »
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