Inside OSHA

December 4, 2020

Sanders’ Bid For Labor Secretary Faces Opposition From Employers

November 12, 2020 at 5:14 PM
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is among the contenders voicing interest in becoming labor secretary as President-elect Joe Biden begins to assemble his Cabinet, but industry and employer associations are warning Democrats that any nominee viewed as too far left could struggle to win confirmation in a closely divided Senate. During a Nov. 11 CNN interview, Sanders responded to questions on whether he would lead the Department of Labor (DOL) if offered the post by saying, “If I had a portfolio...

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