Friday, December 2, 2016

TransportiCA's Statement on the Appointment of Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary

(AP Photo / Matt Rourke)

TransportiCA has issued the following statement regarding Elaine Chao's appointment as Secretary of Transportation:

"TransportiCA is deeply concerned about Ms. Chao's appointment, given her history as Labor Secretary, in which her department routinely disregarded and intentionally ignored wage theft and workplace safety complaints.   Investigations by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (1,2) confirmed the mentioned complaints, as well as, the department's inaction on child labor concerns.  Further, her previous opposition to labor unions and regulations guaranteeing overtime pay puts her at odds with hardworking transportation employees and their daily continuation of literally driving communities forward.

TransportiCA will be advocating significantly for the continuation of programs bringing more women and ethnic minorities into the transportation field, as well as, programs making transportation sustainable; these are amazing efforts established by Secretary Foxx and his predecessors, and ending them would be a significant loss."

Greg Justice is the Founder and Editor of TransportiCA.

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