Bloomberg Law
Jan. 8, 2021, 1:20 AM

Biden Names Boston Mayor Walsh to Head Labor Department (3)

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President-elect Joe Biden announced Thursday that he has named Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to be labor secretary.

If confirmed by the Senate, Walsh would take control of a Labor Department that Biden has pledged to reorient toward workers, with a stronger response to the Covid-19 pandemic including a promise to issue an emergency standard that would protect workers from on-the-job infection.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh
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Walsh also would be responsible for coordinating states’ payment of unemployment insurance benefits to millions of workers who remain sidelined during the pandemic.

The Boston mayor was among a slate of selections announced Thursday evening, including Rhode Island ...

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