Machinists Praise Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx DOT Nomination

foxxThe IAM welcomes President Obama’s nomination of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as head of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

As Mayor of North Carolina’s “Queen City,” Foxx succeeded in expanding and improving Charlotte’s transit infrastructure as a way to grow the economy. The investment, one of the largest in the city’s transportation history, continues to bring more jobs and opportunity to the area.

“The IAM looks forward to working with Mayor Foxx to address many of the nation’s transportation issues,” said IAM Transportation General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “We look forward to assist in expediting Mayor Foxx’s confirmation.”  

The post requires Senate approval. If confirmed, Foxx will become the second African-American member in the president’s Cabinet.