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Senate confirms former union leader Marty Walsh as labor secretary

March 23, 2021

Brown also highlighted Walsh’s union experience and said he can “defend workers’ rights to organize, to give them power in the workplace and crack down on corporate union busting.”

Walsh’s nomination aligns with President Joe Biden’s campaign promise to create good union jobs as part of a massive infrastructure plan and economic recovery.

Despite the new secretary’s union background, construction organizations that represent open shop employers expressed optimism at the prospect of working with a Walsh Labor Department.

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