CWA Applauds Biden's Pick of Marty Walsh for Labor Secretary

Joe Biden announced last week that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will be his nominee for Secretary of Labor.

Walsh is a longtime union member and labor leader, and a great choice to serve as Biden's Labor Secretary for working people. He will be a welcome contrast to Trump's Labor Secretary, Eugene Scalia, who spent his entire career busting unions and even defended Cablevision when it fired 22 CWA members for protesting the company's refusal to bargain a fair contract.

"Nearly every policy that Joe Biden has proposed includes a focus on strengthening the middle class and making sure workers have the freedom to join together in unions to stand up for themselves and improve their workplaces. By choosing a union member and union leader who is as trusted, experienced, and effective as Mayor Walsh, President-elect Biden has shown that he means what he says. Having Marty Walsh as a member of the Cabinet means that working people will have one of their own in the room and at the table every time a decision is made that affects their lives," CWA said in a statement.