Joe Hansen, UFCW International President

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joe Hansen, International President of the UFCW, Monday released the following statement in response to the nomination of Tom Perez as the next Secretary of Labor.

“The UFCW strongly supports the nomination of Tom Perez as Labor Secretary. Tom led the Maryland Department of Labor with excellence and is strongly qualified for this post. Now more than ever, workers need a champion at the Department that will fight for fair wages, safe workplaces, and the right to organize. I am confident Tom Perez will provide that leadership.”