Biden Taps Labor Vet For OSHA Deputy Position

By Tim Ryan (January 20, 2021, 4:52 PM EST) -- President Joe Biden chose a longtime United Steelworkers official for a top position in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as the new administration moves to bring labor voices into the U.S. Department of Labor, the agency's website said Wednesday.

In addition to tapping former USW official James Frederick as deputy assistant secretary at OSHA, Biden also selected Jessica Looman, the outgoing Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council executive director, to serve as deputy administrator of the DOL's Wage and Hour Division, according to the website.

Frederick will take over as the No. 2 official at OSHA, the workplace safety...

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