Boston Mayor and federal Secretary of Labor nominee Marty Walsh was slated to go before a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday morning as part of the process of being confirmed for the post by Washington lawmakers.
Walsh, a former Building and Construction Trades Council leader and president of Laborers Local 223, was tapped to serve as secretary by President Joe Biden early last month.
“Marty understands, like I do, the middle class built this country, and unions built the middle class,” Biden said at the time. “He sees how union workers have been holding this country together during this crisis, health care workers keeping our hospitals safe, clean, and effective — and efficient.
“Public service workers fighting against budget shortfalls to keep communities afloat,” he continued. “Port workers, car haulers, warehouse workers, folks keeping our air and rail systems running. They’re literally what’s keeping us going. They deserve a secretary of labor who knows how to build their power as workers.”
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