Top Union Boss Continues To Praise Trump’s Labor Pick


The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) continues to heap praise on President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Labor, R. Alexander Acosta.

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka called Acosta a public servant with a, “record of enforcing the laws that he’s been put in charge of,” during a Tuesday afternoon appearance with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business.


Trump nominated Acosta Feb. 16, after his original nominee, CKE restaurant executive Andy Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration when Senate Republicans said they lacked the votes for confirmation. (RELATED: Andy Puzder Withdraws Name From Labor Dept. Post)

Trumka, who was a vocal critic of Puzder, told Cavuto that he liked Acosta, “much more” than Puzder.

“He’s been a public servant, he has a record of enforcing the laws that he’s been put in charge of, whether it’s the NLRB or elsewhere,” the powerful union boss said Tuesday.


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