General President Walter Wise of the Iron Workers Union released this statement following the confirmation of Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor:
“The Iron Workers applaud confirmation of Mr. Perez as Secretary of Labor. As a staunch supporter of unions throughout his career, Mr. Perez will advocate for working families across the United States. The Iron Workers look forward to working closely with Mr. Perez to protect the safety and rights of the men and women who build and maintain our great nation.”
About the Iron Workers Union: The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (IABSO&RIW) was founded in 1896 in Pittsburgh, Penn. They now represent more than 125,000 Ironworkers throughout the United States and Canada. The IABSO&RIW’s mission is to improve the working conditions of its members while promoting constructive relationships with their employers to increase work opportunities.