The United Auto Workers International Union recommends that President-elect Joe Biden appoint Rep. Andy Levin to be labor secretary, as the union believes he is a “true advocate for workers.”
“I write to respectfully urge you to nominate Congressman Andy Levin as Secretary of Labor,” wrote the president of UAW Rory L. Gamble to Biden and his transition team. “As you are well aware, our country is in a moment of unprecedented crisis of public health, economic, racial, and environmental justice.”
Gamble also wrote that he believes it is “essential to bring into your cabinet someone from the labor movement with impeccable credentials, whose advice and counsel you can trust and who will help you to meet this moment with vision, passion, and experience born of decades of work in the trenches of workers’ issues.”
“Andy Levin is precisely this person,” he then added.
Gamble also wrote that Levin “believes the single most transformational change we can make to improve the U.S. economy is to bring collective bargaining coverage to millions of American workers.”
“I appreciate that there are many fine economists and state and federal officials who could serve a President Biden ably as Secretary of Labor,” Gamble wrote.
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“The question is whether we want someone who can just administer programs capably, or whether we need something more.”
According to Fox News, Levin, D-Mich., has just won his re-election to the House of Representatives for a second term. He represents Michigan’s 9th District.