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Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on National Miners Day

News Release Posted: [December 6, 2017]

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta issued the following statement on National Miners Day:

“On National Miners Day, we recognize and celebrate miners for all they do to maximize our natural resources and make our modern life possible. Mining is a source of good, family-sustaining jobs. At the Department of Labor, we are committed to ensuring miners have safe and healthy working conditions so they can return home safely to their loved ones at the end of each shift. Today, and every day, I thank our miners for their hard work and dedication, which strengthens our nation.”

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Release Number: 17-1637-NAT