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April 23, 2020, 8:19 PM

Labor Chief Scalia Pivots to ‘Blue-Collar Bounceback’ From Virus

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

A wide range of Labor Department initiatives are helping workers in need during the pandemic, even as the economy prepares for a big rebound, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said.

“The year started with a blue-collar boom. We’re now working on the blue-collar bounceback,” Scalia said during a call Thursday.

Before highlighting his agency’s efforts on unemployment benefits, safety, and paid leave, Scalia emphasized optimism in a nod to the White House’s plan to assist states in reopening the economy. The secretary said President Donald Trump’s “reopening plan puts forward a disciplined, scientific approach for states and locales to reopen for ...

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