Trump’s Broken Promises: Labor Secretary nominee Eugene Scalia

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On April 27, 2016, Donald Trump stated that “the jobs, incomes, and security of the American worker will always be [his] first priority.”

Yet by nominating Eugene Scalia to head the Department of Labor, he has proved once more that his loyalties lie not with the wellbeing of workers, but with maximizing profits for large corporations. In today’s update, we highlight how the decision to nominate Eugene Scalia — a man who has spent his entire career fighting to strip workers of rights and enrich corporate behemoths — exemplifies how little the Trump administration cares about working Americans.


  1. Eugene Scalia, a partner at the law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, was the counsel for the financial industry’s lawsuit that resulted in a federal appeals court striking down the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. As a direct result of Scalia’s work, Americans are now at risk of receiving retirement investment advice that may not be in their best interest, costing them an estimated $17 billion annually.

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