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  • Legislative Outlook , TCU March 25, 2017

    TTD Release – Right-to-Work Laws Destroy Jobs and Wages

    In a recent release from the Transportation Trader Department AFL-CIO (TTD), of which TCU is a member: Far too many politicians talk a good game about supporting working people and good jobs, but then simultaneously support policies that hollow out an already shrinking middle class. One of those policies is so-called “Right-to-Work” legislation, part of

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  • Legislative Outlook , TCU March 1, 2017

    Republicans Don’t Want Employers to Keep Injury Records

    Congressional Republicans are aiming to repeal a regulation issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which mandates that employers keep records of serious work-related injuries and illnesses for 5 years. This would be a major setback for workers in dangerous industries where proper record-keeping helps identify health and safety-related trends, and thus enables both employers

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  • Legislative Outlook , TCU February 26, 2017

    Amtrak CEO Wick Moorman Calls for New Era of Infrastructure Investment

    In a hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman called for a new era of investment in Amtrak’s infrastructure, fleet, and stations, which are critical to the operations and future growth of passenger rail. “The time is now to invest in

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  • Legislative Outlook , TCU February 11, 2017

    House Democrats Introduce Bill to Strengthen Worker Health and Safety Law

    Democrats on the House Education and the Workforce Committee reintroduced the Protecting America’s Workers Act, legislation that strengthens and modernizes the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The bill would give the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tools to ensure that employers promptly correct hazardous working conditions, protect workers from retaliation when they

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  • Legislative Outlook , TCU February 3, 2017

    TTD Release – Statement on Elaine Chao’s Confirmation as Secretary of Transportation

    Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), of which TCU is a member, issued this statement on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation: “I congratulate Elaine Chao on her confirmation by the Senate as our new Secretary of Transportation. The challenges Secretary Chao inherits are monumental. Decades

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