Making autonomous vehicles safer for employees and consumers

Technology moves our society forward, it will be important to ensure this new technology will not negatively affect the economy.

When he appeared on the AWF Union Podcast, Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan discussed what needs to happen as transportation technology advances. He also spoke about transportation employment opportunities and safety measures. Continue reading

Celebrating Workers Memorial Day after a year in a global pandemic

Workers’ Memorial Day takes place on April 28. This annual day honors the men and women who have been severely injured or killed at work, while also recognizing the anniversary of the establishment of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA.

Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss Workers’ Memorial Day and explain what the American Jobs Plan will do for the public transportation industry. Continue reading

Transit workers face unique challenges in the age of COVID-19

American transit workers have gained a new ally in President Biden, as executive orders mandating masks be worn by passengers and other protections have been issued.

Newly elected Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the treatment of transit workers since the beginning of the pandemic and what can be done to swing the Federal Mediation Board in favor of working people. Continue reading

Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg impresses industry professionals, setting lofty expectations

For nearly a year, those working in the transportation industry have worked in subpar conditions. Whether it was congested workplaces or maskless riders, public transportation workers were left behind.

Transportation Trades Department Secretary-Treasurer Greg Regan discussed the appointment of Pete Buttigieg to Secretary of Transportation and what the Biden administration can do to protect transportation workers now. Continue reading

Transportation industry to survive thanks to new stimulus package

With the signing of a new COVID-19 relief package, transportation workers can rest a bit more easily, at least until a new stimulus bill is needed.

That was the belief of Transportation Trades Department Secretary-Treasurer Greg Regan, who joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the recently signed stimulus bill and what he thinks of the nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be the next Transportation Secretary Continue reading

Former TTD Pres. fought to protect transportation workers throughout his career

On Nov. 29 2020, longtime America’s Work Force Union Podcast guest and former Transportation Trades Department President Larry Willis passed away. In his honor, America’s Work Force Union Podcast is rebroadcasting his last appearance on AWF from Oct. 26.

In his final appearance on America’s Work Force Union Podcast, Willis vehemently defended the idea of a mask mandate in certain situations and looked forward to how President-elect Biden will handle the COVID-19 pandemic when he takes office. Continue reading

Transportation Trades Department expects COVID-19 relief and a labor-friendly Biden admin.

The transportation industry has taken a massive hit from the COVID-19 pandemic as commercial airlines have grounded planes, public transit initiated smaller capacity limits and more.

Transportation Trades Department (TTD) Secretary-Treasurer Greg Regan highlighted how the pandemic is currently affecting the transportation industry and what he expects from a Biden-Harris administration on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

TTD Pres. argues for a mask mandate on public transportation

Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO President Larry Willis heavily defended the idea of a mask mandate in certain situations and explained how Joe Biden will handle the COVID-19 crisis if elected on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

TTD Pres. encourages emergency temporary standards

Transportation Trades Department President Larry Willis spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on Aug. 24 about the HEROES Act, transportation workers and temporary emergency standards Continue reading

Author discusses the history of the Labor Movement and how it transformed the U.S.

President of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, Larry Willis spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 27 about the HEROES Act and how it could have been used to help frontline workers. Continue reading