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Thursday, February 16, 2017

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Acosta Nomination


AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on the nomination of Alexander Acosta as U.S. Secretary of Labor:

“President Trump’s promise to lift up working people was a centerpiece of his campaign. It’s critical that he be held accountable on this question, and his choice of labor secretary is a test of whether he meant what he said.

“During a time of unprecedented attacks against labor unions and the middle class, we need a labor secretary who will truly be an advocate for working families. We need someone with a demonstrated commitment to lifting wages, to enhancing retirement security, to ensuring workplace safety, to aggressive enforcement of anti-discrimination and wage and hour laws. I look forward to hearing Mr. Acosta answer tough questions on these issues.”

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