WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America – issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Thomas E. Perez to head the U.S. Department of Labor:
"The half-million members of LIUNA congratulate Thomas E. Perez on being confirmed as our nation's 26th Secretary of Labor. Perez is a fearless and distinguished advocate for the advancement of American middle-class families because he understands the struggles that working men and women face every day. We are eager to begin working with Secretary Perez on efforts to strengthen our occupational safety laws, wage and hour standards and unemployment and re-employment benefits for all of our workers. We are confident he will do whatever it takes to answer that call."
The half-million members of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build America.
SOURCE Laborers' International Union of North America