Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for the world’s largest and most innovative retail brands, issued the following statement of congratulations following the announcement that Alex Acosta has been confirmed as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor:
"We congratulate Alex Acosta on his appointment to U.S. Secretary of Labor. He has been an advocate for sound policies that help the business community grow our nation’s workforce and economy. We look forward to working with Secretary Acosta in supporting a pro-growth labor and employment agenda that promotes innovation and job creation throughout the retail industry.”
RILA has been vocal in opposing measures that would damage the employer-employee relationship like the National Labor Relations Board's rulings on micro-unions, the joint employer standard, and ambush elections as well as the Department of Labor's overly burdensome regulations including the recently announced overtime rule.
RILA is committed to preserving the benefits valued by retail employees and shaping sound policies that allow retailers to create a path forward for their workforce.
RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.