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SWACCA Statement in Support of Nomination of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for Secretary of Labor

Statement from SWACCA President Scott Casabona on President-elect Biden’s nomination of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for Secretary of Labor:

“Like Mayor Walsh, our members understand that a strong middle class is preserved and strengthened through robust registered apprenticeship programs and family-sustaining wages and benefits. As a member of Laborers’ Local Union 223, Mayor Walsh understands the critical role that the unionized construction industry plays in our economy and what can be achieved when workers and employers collaborate to solve problems. And that is why we are pleased to offer our strong support for the confirmation of Mayor Walsh as the nation’s 29th Secretary of Labor.”

“We look forward to partnering with Mayor Walsh and the Biden Administration to help the construction industry recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, expand registered apprenticeship opportunities, and advance health and safety. We are also committed to working with the incoming Administration to protect honest entrepreneurs and their employees from the scourge of rampant misclassification in the construction industry.”

The Signatory Wall and Ceiling Contractors Alliance (SWACCA) is a national association representing construction company owners employing tens of thousands of laborers, drywall finishers, plasterers, and carpenters who perform billions of dollars of framing, drywall, ceiling, and other interior systems work annually throughout the United States. SWACCA prides itself on serving as a voice for responsible employers. Our member companies pay middle-class wages, sponsor training programs, and offer retirement and health benefits under collectively bargained agreements with the Laborers, Carpenters, Painters, and Plasterers.

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