Release #13.09
March 19, 2013

ALPA Welcomes Labor Secretary Nomination

WASHINGTON—Captain Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) welcomes President Obama’s nomination of Tom Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor.

“American workers need a leader at the highest level of government who will effectively advocate on their behalf when it comes to issues of safety, fair wages, and competing in a level playing field. The Association is hopeful that Mr. Perez’s experience and track record as a champion of worker rights in this country will assist him in growing strong labor opportunities for Americans in the aviation industry and beyond. We look forward to partnering with him in the near future to elevate the issues that affect pilots most.”

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