The US Senate has confirmed Indian-American Seema Nanda because the solicitor for the Division of Labour.
A former CEO of the Democratic Nationwide Committee who additionally served within the Division of Labour through the Obama Administration, Nanda was confirmed by the Senate with 53-46 votes on Wednesday.
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus chair Judy Chu applauded the Senate vote.
“I’m thrilled to congratulate Seema Nanda on her affirmation to function Solicitor for the Division of Labour. Whether or not it’s dangers from coronavirus, rising temperatures from local weather change, or unscrupulous employers, employees proceed to face tough challenges each day,” she stated.
That is why it’s so vital that President Joe Biden selected any person with Nanda’s expertise because the Solicitor of Labour, she stated.
“Her workplace will play a central position in preventing authorized battles and challenges. With expertise because the deputy solicitor and chief of employees on the Division of Labor beneath Secretary Tom Perez, I do know that Seema might be a champion for employees’ rights and weak communities from the very begin,” Chu stated.
Nanda served as chief of employees, deputy chief of employees and deputy solicitor on the US Division of Labour within the Obama-Biden administration.
Earlier, she spent over 15 years in varied roles as a labour and employment legal professional, largely in authorities service.
Nanda led the now named Workplace of Immigrant and Worker Rights Part of the US Justice Division’s Civil Rights Division the place she served as a supervisor legal professional within the Division of Recommendation on the Nationwide Labour Relations Board, and labored as an affiliate in personal observe in Seattle.
After the Obama-Biden administration, Nanda led the Democratic Nationwide Committee because the CEO and served because the COO and government vice chairman on the Management Convention on Civil and Human Rights.
Nanda is presently a fellow at Harvard Legislation Faculty’s Labour and Worklife Programme.
She grew up in Connecticut and is a graduate of Brown College and Boston School Legislation Faculty.