TCU Members Represented at Congressional Rail Hearing [VIDEO]

Earlier today, Larry Willis, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, testified on Capitol Hill before the Railroads Subcommittee. In his testimony, Mr. Willis advocated on behalf of TCU/IAM members by calling for increased funding for Amtrak employees as well as adequate safety measures for all railroad workers. 

The hearing was focused on railroad infrastructure, however – as usual – the conversation tended to focus on Amtrak’s operations. Mr. Willis as well as outgoing Amtrak Co-CEO Wick Moorman pushed back forcefully against the various assertions from conservative committee members.

Click here to view the hearing.

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Summary of Subject Matter


  • Mr. Edward Hamberger, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads | Written Testimony
  • Mr. Charles “Wick” Moorman, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Amtrak | Written Testimony
  • Ms. Linda Darr, President, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association | Written Testimony
  • Mr. Tom DeJoseph, Senior Advisor of Industry Relations, Loram Maintenance of Way | Written Testimony
  • Mr. Larry Willis, President, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO | Written Testimony