Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is former secretary-treasurer of the Boston Metropolitan District Building Trades Council and Laborers Local 223 President.
President-elect Joe Biden announced his pick for Secretary of Labor this week. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, former secretary-treasurer of the Boston Metropolitan District Building Trades Council and Laborers Local 223 President, began his Building Trades career in Local 223 at age 21. Walsh has been Mayor of Boston since 2014, his second term beginning in 2018.
Biden’s nomination of Walsh has been praised by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the American Federation of Teachers, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, as reported by Politico.
Mayor Walsh’s nomination is a welcome change, following four years of anti-worker rulings and policies under the Trump Administration’s Department of Labor.
“We commend President-Elect Biden for nominating Mayor Marty Walsh as Labor Secretary,” said Matt Szollosi, Executive Director of ACT Ohio. “As a former Laborer and Building Trades union leader, he will bring a strong understanding of the issues facing workers today and serve working people well.”