Secretary-Treasurer Lands Labor Advisory Committee Seat

 

July 2015

 

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SIU Secretary-Treasurer David Heindel has been appointed to the U.S. Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy (LAC). His invitation to serve on the committee came from Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman in mid- May.

 

According to the group’s charter, the committee’s objectives include “providing information and advice with respect to negotiating objectives and bargaining positions before the United States enters into a trade agreement with a foreign country or countries; the operation of any trade agreement once entered into; and other matters arising in connection with the development, implementation and administration of the trade policy of the United States.”

 

Specifically, the committee is tasked with advising the secretary of labor and the trade representative in addition to providing reports on trade agreements to the president and the Congress.

 

No more than 30 people may serve on the committee at once. Other current members include AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Machinists President Tom Buffenbarger, Steelworkers President Leo Gerard, and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler.

 

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