History has long been portrayed as a series of "great men" taking great action to shape the world we live in. In recent decades, however, social historians have focused more on looking at history "from the bottom up," studying the vital role that working people played in our heritage. Working people built, and continue to build, the United States.
WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued this statement after the Senate confirmed Amit Bose as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA):
“We welcome Mr.
WASHINGTON — The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), America’s largest coalition of transportation labor unions, on January 7, 2022, announced the affiliation of three more unions, bringing the coalition’s total membership to 36 affiliated unions.
The 2022 standard mileage rate set by the Internal Revenue Service will be 58.5 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2022.
Please use this rate when calculating mileage reimbursement on expense reports for 2022.
On December 14, 2021, Amtrak retreated from its COVID-19 vaccination policy that required all employees to be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022.
In a memo to employees, Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn said the railroad will revert to its vaccination policy announced in August, which will allow for testing on an interim basis as an alternative to getting vaccinated.
At approximately 11:50AM EST a 27 year old male contractor with 2 years of service was walking within the gauge of an out of service track marking rails for scrap. A spiker, made a reverse move and fatally struck the employee.