LIUNA Minnesota Respond to Senate Republicans Rejection of Commissioner Nancy Leppink

Aug 12 2020

Saint Paul, MN —  Today, LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota, Minnesota’s infrastructure union, released the following statement after the State Senate Republican Caucus’ rejection of the confirmation of Nancy Leppink, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI).

“Minnesota Senate Republicans’ vote today will make workers less safe and jeopardize the progress we are making to end wage theft,” said Joel Smith, President and Business Manager of LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota. “We firmly believe that a qualified and proven leader like Nancy Leppink should have been confirmed as Commissioner of DLI.”

“It is appalling and disgusting for Senate Republicans to take this irresponsible and divisive action during a pandemic and economic crisis. Minnesotans deserve better.”