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Thursday, July 18, 2013

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Confirmation of Thomas E. Perez for Secretary of Labor

Washington, DC — 

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate confirmed Thomas E. Perez as Secretary of Labor:

“With the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Thomas E. Perez for Secretary of Labor, American workers have an advocate in the Labor Department who will protect and defend workers’ rights ─ from collective bargaining to workplace safety to retirement security. As the son of immigrants, who once worked as a sanitation worker and achieved success as a civil rights prosecutor, Secretary Perez clearly knows well the workplace struggles of working women and men across our nation.”

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