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U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia Highlights Economic Reopening In Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, where he visited The GIANT Company’s GIANT Direct eCommerce facility and store to meet with employees. The Secretary also joined a roundtable with local business and community leaders to discuss the safe reopening of the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Secretary Scalia highlighted how fair and reciprocal trade through the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will bolster the economic recovery.

“It was good to be back in Pennsylvania today to hear from workers who have kept our essential industries open during the pandemic,” said Secretary Scalia. “I also had a good discussion with business leaders about steps to protect the health and safety of workers in their facilities. Workplace safety, along with efforts to knock down burdensome regulatory barriers and implement strong trade agreements like the USMCA, will be key to the economic recovery in eastern Pennsylvania.”

Secretary Scalia underscored President Trump’s swift and comprehensive response to the coronavirus pandemic. He discussed the Department’s efforts to help states support workers’ return to the workplace, as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s continued work to provide guidance to employers as they meet their duty to protect employees from coronavirus.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Agency
Office of the Secretary
Date
July 31, 2020
Release Number
20-1513-NAT
Contact: Eric Holland
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