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.
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