Government Affairs

Confirmation Hearings

President has nominated Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor      Read the AFL-CIO statement

Andrew Puzder has withdrawn his nomination to be Secretary of Labor

Everything you want to know about the Trump Cabinet confirmation hearings

Status of the nominees and who has been confirmed.

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Secretary of Transportation: Elaine L. Chao  Read the statement from the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department
Attorney General: Jeff Sessions
Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson
Secretary of Homeland Security: General John F. Kelly, USMC (Ret.)
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Tom Price
Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos

The Senate has begun confirmation hearings on nominees for various cabinet secretaries in the Trump administration whose departments affect TWU members and working people in general.

See the schedule of Senate confirmation hearings. Many of the hearings will be carried live on the committees' own websites or you can watch them on C-SPAN.
TWU will keep our members updated on the hearings, votes, and records of many of those nominees, including the Department of Labor, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Aviation Administration, and others.

Other Nominees:

Housing and Urban Developoment: Ben Carson
Energy: Rick Perry
Interior: Ryan Zinke
Commerce: Wilbur Ross


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We all know that what is won at the bargaining table can be taken away with the stroke of a pen. Legislation can either add to or take away from our collective bargaining agreements. TWU represents its members’ interests with legislators including the president, Congress, federal agencies, and other groups on legislative issues that affect you. As your advocate, TWU evaluates changes in state and local governments that may affect federal law and vice versa. We strive to uphold the TWU Constitution “to promote legislation advancing the interests of the Union and its members at the local, state and national levels, to engage in political education of the membership, and to engage in such other activity as may be necessary…”

As your representative in Washington, TWU works to ensure that our members have their voices heard in the halls of Congress and the White House on all of these critical issues.




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