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R. Alexander Acosta Nominated to Serve as Secretary of Labor After Puzder Withdraws

On Feb. 15, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, former CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder, withdrew from consideration of the position. Prior to his withdrawal, Puzder was slated to appear before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions for a hearing on Thursday Feb. 16.
 
On Feb. 16, President Trump nominated Florida International University’s College of Law dean Alexander Acosta to head the U.S. Department of Labor. Under former President George W. Bush, Acosta was confirmed by the U.S. Senate three times, as a member of the National Labor Relations Board, the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and as a U.S. Attorney in Miami, Fla. Acosta is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito when he was a judge on the Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.


Hundreds of Workers Call for Fairness in Council Safety Legislation

New York City, Jan. 30—The Associated Builders and Contractors Empire State Chapter (ABC), in conjunction with clergy, community groups, and organizations representing minority worker interests held a rally with a diverse crowd of hundreds of merit shop craft workers to voice opposition to mandated apprenticeship on private construction jobsites. “We’re here again outside City Hall to call on the City Council to bring attention to the fact that Int. 1447 and mandated apprenticeship will halt construction and put 100,000 hardworking men and women, including many who attended today’s rally, out of a job—without improving safety,” said Brian Sampson, president of the ABC Empire State Chapter. “ABC’s number-one priority is the safety of all workers. Today I stood for the second time alongside hundreds of incredibly skilled New York City merit shop construction workers who are safely building New York’s future and would be put out of work by the p ... Read the rest of entry »

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