DOL’s Perez Walks Election Tightrope as Clinton Supporter

Bloomberg BNA speaks with Trey Kovacs on the head of the Labor Department's plans to travel to campaign on labor issues. 

The labor secretary will travel to states with ballot initiatives on minimum wage hikes and paid family and medical leave mandates and try to sway voters.

One observer sees problems with cabinet members engaging in those sorts of efforts.

“It's a misuse of his time to go around campaigning on state and local issues rather than doing the job that he was appointed to do, which is to oversee the operations of the Labor Department,” Trey Kovacs, a labor policy analyst at the conservative think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute, told Bloomberg BNA.

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