Launching a New Era in Job Creation

October 9, 2014

There have been a few upticks in a 40-year decline in domestic transportation equipment manufacturing, but is it possible to completely rebuild America’s manufacturing infrastructure? From the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, 9 October 2014:

Did you miss TTD’s president, Ed Wytkind, on the Rick Smith Show last week? If so, never fear: we’ve got the interview on our blog.

Tune in to hear Ed discuss where the billions of dollars we spend replacing our aging railcars and buses ends up, and how TTD, along with the Jobs to Move America coalition, is making sure those public funds are used to maximize U.S. transportation manufacturing job creation. Because if we’re spending $5-6 billion per year replacing railcars and other rolling stock, Ed points out, “Why not do it in a way that maximizes U.S. job creation? Why not reward high-road employers? And why not make the bidding process – the way in which we procure those purchases – reward those companies that give living wages, have good benefits, have pensions and retirement systems, and have real worker training?”

Listen to the show to find out how we’re making it happen.

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