IUPAT Statement on Acosta Nomination for Secretary of Labor

Statement by International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
General President Kenneth Rigmaiden on the Nomination
of Alexander Acosta for Secretary of Labor:

“The IUPAT is pleased that the new nominee for Labor Secretary, Alex Acosta, has a strong record of public service, and a reputation for an open mind and adherence to the rule of law.  We look forward to hearing his views on those issues central to the mission of the Department of Labor, particularly enforcement of those rules that protect workplace standards and the health and safety of workers.

“Mr. Acosta deserves a prompt hearing.  If he commits in those hearings to vigorously enforce laws that protect workers such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, Davis-Bacon and OSHA, he should be confirmed.”