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Dec 15

ATU on President-Elect Biden’s Nomination of Pete Buttigieg as U.S. Transportation Secretary

Silver Spring, MD – Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President John Costa released the following statement regarding President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Pete Buttigieg as U.S. Transportation Secretary: 

"As the largest labor organization representing transit workers in the United States and Canada, we look forward to working with Pete Buttigieg to tackle the transportation challenges facing our nation including protecting transit workers on the job, reauthorization of the surface transportation bill, and most importantly building back our public transit systems that have been decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"In the summer of 2019, while on the campaign trail, Pete met with our striking members working for the VTA on Martha's Vineyard. He showed a willingness to listen to our members’ concerns and expressed support for our cause. We're hopeful that he will lead the Department of Transportation with public transit workers and labor unions in mind."