Retailers Welcome Nomination of Scalia as Labor Secretary

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in support of President Trump’s nomination of Eugene Scalia as the next Secretary of Labor.

“We welcome Gene Scalia’s nomination to serve as labor secretary. Throughout his career, Gene has proven himself to be a gifted attorney and a thoughtful and effective expert in labor and workforce policy,” said RILA Chief Operating Officer Brian Dodge. “We look forward to supporting his confirmation and working together to support the retail industry’s diverse, innovative, and skilled workforce.”

Scalia served as counsel to RILA’s board of directors from to 2012-2019. This is the second individual from RILA’s board of directors to be chosen as an Administration cabinet member. In 2013, former REI CEO Sally Jewell was chosen to serve as Secretary of the Interior.
RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.

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.

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