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Once again, Trump has picked someone totally unfit for office to join his cabinet.
The latest addition, Eugene Scalia, will be the new Labor Secretary. Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, is a partner at the Washington law firm Gibson Dunn, where he has represented companies such as Walmart, Ford, UPS and others in workers rights claims.
Gosh, wouldn't it be nice if the Labor Secretary actually represented the interests of the WORKERS instead of their employers.
Since he just got confirmed by the Senate, I guess there is no hope of bringing back Robert Reich, who was Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997. In 2008, Time magazine named him one of the Ten Best Cabinet Members of the century.
Bill Clinton incorporated Reich's thinking into his 1992 campaign platform, "Putting People First", and after being elected invited Reich to head his economic transition team. Reich later joined the administration as Secretary of Labor. During his tenure, he implemented the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), successfully lobbied to increase the minimum wage, lobbied to pass the School-to-Work Jobs Act, and to integrate all job-training and job-displacement programs so workers who lost their jobs could get access to all the help they needed to get new ones that paid at least as much as the old.
In addition, Reich used the office as a platform for focusing national attention on the need to help American workers to adapt to the new economy. He popularized the term "corporate welfare"—arguing that the nation could get the money it needed to retrain people and move them from welfare to work by cutting "aid for dependent corporations". He advocated that the country provide more opportunities for workers to learn technological skills