Manufacturers Back New U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta


Last week, by a vote of 60-38, Alex Acosta was confirmed by the Senate and subsequently sworn in as the 27th Department of Labor Secretary. National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons sent a letter to the U.S. Senate that extolled Acosta’s proven track record of protecting American workers. Timmons wrote: “… He brings a unique experience from his time on the National Labor Relations Board where he had firsthand knowledge of the complexities of current labor policies and how these polices have stifled competitiveness, investment and job creation.” And, “… I am confident he will work with manufacturers to eliminate unnecessary regulatory burdens while protecting the health and safety of our employees.”  4/29/2017