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5 Key Tasks for the New Secretary of Labor
Updated On: Feb 01, 2013

Jan. 31, 2013 | Kate Bronfenbrenner, a professor at Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations told In These Times that the new DOL secretary will have to be outspoken and ready for a fight. The Labor Secretary should "demand the involvement of working people in every area of decision making" and "be a voice lobbying for the Department of Labor to be representing the interests of working people, arguing for resources that are needed to protect workers, and to insist that workers' voices need to be heard in economic discussions, on economy, on trade, on taxes, the impact of economic strategies on unemployment, pensions, on wages, on families. And the secretary must defend the right to organize…" We couldn't agree more. Read more at inthesetimes.com.


 
 
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