Statement From President Diann Woodard on the Nomination of Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary

AFSA applauds President Obama’s nomination of Thomas Perez to be the next Secretary of the Department of Labor.

Perez, currently the assistant attorney general for civil rights, has a long and proven track record of supporting the rights of workers and those striving to enter the middle class. He has also championed civil rights issues throughout his career, and fought hard to protect and strengthen voters’ rights.

We know that workers across the country will benefit greatly from Perez’s leadership and commitment to working families, and we urge the Senate to move swiftly through the confirmation process.

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