July 26th 2017

Larry I. Willis and Greg Regan were elected last week to head the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO.

Their election by unanimous vote of the TTD Executive Committee follows the decision by outgoing TTD President Edward Wytkind to step down after more than two decades at the helm of the transportation labor advocacy group.

During his tenure, Wytkind built TTD into a strong, vocal and results-driven organization, and increased the number of member unions from 18 to 32.

“Under Ed’s direction, we have become a leader in advocating for policies that empower working people and strengthen and expand our transportation network,” Willis said.

“I am eager to work with our affiliates and Greg Regan to build on what he has created.”

Willis has served TTD in a variety of roles for nearly 20 years.

Regan has been with TTD for six years. Before joining the organization, he worked on Capitol Hill as chief of staff to a senior member of Congress.

The TTD Executive Committee saluted Ed Wytkind for “his leadership, unwavering commitment to working people and ‘laser-like focus’ on TTD’s mission.”

Masters, Mates & Pilots is one of the 32 transportation unions that belong to TTD.

MM&P President Don Marcus praised the election of Willis and Regan, and thanked Wytkind for his years of service.

“Your tireless work ethic and your ability to forge partnerships both within the labor movement and across the political aisle have won the members of MM&P and the other TTD unions a strong voice in Washington, D.C., and forced open a place for us at the table,” he said.

Wytkind will continue to work with the labor movement as an advisor to the leadership of the national AFL-CIO.