New Trump Labor Secretary Pick Will Weaken Worker Protections

If confirmed by the Senate, President Trump’s new pick for Labor Secretary, Eugene Scalia, will follow the Trump administration's blueprint of weakening employment and health and safety protections for workers in order to further enrich already wealthy CEOs and large shareholders.

"It's no surprise that Eugene Scalia, President Trump's new pick for Labor Secretary, has a long record of representing big business at the expense of working people," said CWA President Chris Shelton. "He's spent his whole career helping big business clients shirk their responsibility to treat their workers with respect and dignity, while also taking special interest in dismantling Wall Street regulations that protect consumers. In case that's not enough, Scalia worked to defend Walmart when they fired whistle-blowers who reported misconduct, telling you everything you need to know about which side he's on."

Shelton vowed that CWA members are ready to fight against the inevitable onslaught of more new anti-worker regulation from the Trump administration if Scalia assumes the job.