Transportation workers struggle to deal with an unruly public during pandemic

Since January, the aviation industry alone has had over 4,000 unruly passenger reports, 3,000 mask related incidents and 750 investigated events, according to Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO.

Regan joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how transportation workers are struggling to deal with an increasingly unruly public in the middle of a pandemic. He also discussed why pandemic supply chain shortages are largely due to corporate greed and the industry’s insistence on running bare bones operations in an effort to squeeze profits. Continue reading

Transportation union groups await infrastructure funding

The labor community has patiently waited for Congress to agree on an infrastructure plan. However, it is unclear how much progress was made as talks have stalled over what will be funded.

Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan discussed what needs to happen in order to pass a plan and what should be included on the AWF Union Podcast. He also discussed the safety of public transit operators and passengers. Continue reading

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