Maryland Labor Secretary Honors Working Families


BALTIMORE, MD (September 5, 2011) – Maryland Labor Secretary Alexander M. Sanchez released the following statement today honoring Maryland’s working families.


“Our country and the American Dream it inspired were built by working families. Labor Day is our opportunity to honor the dedicated service and work ethic of all workers. During these challenging times, we must stand with those who need our support the most. While other states have chosen to take short cuts and attack our most vulnerable working families, Maryland is proud of its strong labor record. We were the first and remain the only state in America to have a living wage law on the books. Because of Governor O’Malley’s leadership, we’ve protected important worker training programs and this year graduated the largest and most diverse class of registered apprentices in two decades. We must build on that progress and protect our priorities to create jobs and secure our economic future.”


Sanchez was appointed Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation in 2009.

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