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Alex Acosta to lead U.S. Department of Labor

  President  Trump picks Alex Acosta for labor department.

After President Tump’s first DOL pick Andrew Pudzer withdrew his nomination – the GOP President nominated current FIU Law School Dean – Alex Acosta on February 16, 2017.  Acosta will be the new Secretary for the Department of Labor, for the Trump Administration – pending his senate confirmation hearings which he is expected to be confirmed by the GOP majorities in the house and senate. 

Acosta is the son of Cuban exiles who emigrated to the U.S. after the Communist Revolution in Cuba.

Acosta will be Trump’s first Hispanic pick for a Cabinet level secretary.

Acosta was appointed to the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board)  during his time as a US attorney under President George W. Bush in 2008

Prior to his work with the NLRB he worked as a Civil Rights Attorney for the Justice Department during the George W. Bush’s  administration as an assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division from 2003 to 2005.

The United States Department of Labor – Are  changes coming to US Labor Policy under new conservative leadership?

A conservative to lead the United States Department of Labor – will the Labor policies reflect that?

Are regulations going to be slashed as promised?

What will replace the old regulations ? If any thing at all?

For every one new regulation introduced, two old regulations must be eliminated, says the Trump Administration.  Are these policies beneficial to the American people?

If Acosta can bring common sense reform and allow businesses to grow and treat employees with a baseline of respect and follow and enforce existing laws while slashing costly, burdensome, unnecessary and ineffective regulations Acosta may be able to lead reform at the DOL; setting an example for states and local jurisdictions alike to reform labor laws where it makes sense to do so.

Senator Marco Rubio Approves Alex Acosta’s Nomination.

“I know Alex Acosta well, and he is a phenomenal choice to lead the Department of Labor,” Rubio said. “Whether it was his distinguished service as U.S. attorney in Florida’s Southern District or as dean of Florida International University’s school of law, Alex has succeeded in all endeavors he has taken on, and managing the Department of Labor will be no different. I look forward to his confirmation hearing, where I’m confident he will impress my colleagues and secure the support necessary to be the next secretary of labor.”

 Acosta has received many awaards for his work -Acosta has twice been named one of the nation’s 50 most influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business Magazine.