Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Tapped for Labor Secretary
President-elect Biden has chosen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his nominee for Labor Secretary. Before becoming Mayor in 2014, Walsh was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, a member of Laborers Local 223, and served as the head of Boston's Building and Construction Trades Council from 2011 to 2013.
"Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will be an exceptional labor secretary for the same reason he was an outstanding mayor: he carried the tools," said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. "As a longtime union member, Walsh knows that collective bargaining is essential to building back better by combating inequality, beating COVID-19 and expanding opportunities for immigrants, women and people of color. He will have the ear of the White House, the Cabinet and Congress as we work to increase union density and create a stronger, fairer America." Read more here.