Thomas E. Perez has received accolades from labor as well as the administration.
Perez was nominated by President Obama to be the nation's 26th secretary of Labor, which oversees OSHA. He was sworn in earlier this summer.
Perez was a law professor for six years at the University of Maryland School of Law and a part-time professor at the George Washington School of Public Health. In addition, Perez also served as secretary of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, which enforces workplace safety laws to protect workers.
"Working men and women will be well-served by President Obama's choice of Tom Perez to lead the Department of Labor," said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. "At a time when our politics tilts so heavily toward corporations and the very wealthy, our country needs leaders like Tom Perez to champion the cause of ordinary working people."
By Nancy Grover
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September 16, 2013
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