Trump administration nominee for Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia:
On Tuesday, the Senate Health, Labor, Education, and Pensions committee will vote on the nomination of Eugene Scalia to be the next secretary of labor. A long-time employment lawyer, Scalia has a robust track record in pushing back on policies intended to make workplaces safer, more accommodating, and more accessible, particularly for workers with disabilities.
During the course of his career, Scalia has denied the science behind repetitive stress injuries, prevented UPS drivers injured on the job from having the ability to form a class to sue, and — most outrageously — insisted that an employee at Ford Motor Company should soil themselves at work rather than be allowed the privacy to work from home.
Seems bad! Very bad, in fact. Contrary to the core values that American liberals have long supported, even. But you just lack the sophistication of Obama administration Czar for Undermining Regulatory Enforcement by Disguising Pro-Corporate Value Judgments as Objective Cost-Benefit Analysis Cass Sunstein:
It’s time to shut down the Ivy League law schools until we can figure out what the hell is going on.