LABOR COUNCIL FOR LATIN AMERICAN ADVANCMENT APPLAUDS COMMITTEE APPROVAL OF THOMAS PEREZ
On behalf of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), the house of Latino labor, which represents the interests of over 2 million Latino/a trade unionist throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, Milton Rosado, President of LCLAA and Hector E. Sanchez, Executive Director of LCLAA issued the following statement on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee approval of Thomas Perez’s nomination for Secretary of Labor.
“We are very pleased the Senate HELP committee cleared Mr. Perez’s nomination for a full Senate vote. Latino workers fully support Mr. Perez nomination and we hope the Senate can act quickly to confirm him. We are confident that his experience and commitment to public service will serve our country well. We urge to the Senate to confirm him swiftly so he can begin his work to enforce wage laws, job safety standards, and anti-discrimination laws,” said President of LCLAA, Milton Rosado.
“Today’s HELP committee vote is an important step in the right direction. Tom Perez has extensive experience of advocating and defending working families. At a time when the country is looking to government to lead and create jobs, we need a leader like Tom in the Department of Labor. We are encouraged by today’s vote and ask the full Senate to swiftly confirm Tom as our next Secretary of Labor,” said Executive Director of LCLAA, Hector E. Sanchez.