Press Release

Labor Movement Welcomes Doug Parker’s Nomination to Lead OSHA

Trumka Urges Swift Action on OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Doug Parker’s nomination to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

Like Doug, I got my start in the labor movement fighting for mine workers’ right to a safe workplace. He has dedicated his life to advancing the cause of worker safety, because he understands this is a life-and-death struggle for working people in every industry and in every corner of the country. 

Doug’s leadership will help restore OSHA to its essential mission after four years of willful mismanagement and decay. Above all, that critical work must begin with a long-overdue emergency temporary standard to protect America’s workers from a still-raging pandemic.

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