Boston Mayor Has Major Union Backing in Race to Be Labor Chief

Nov. 11, 2020, 6:03 PM

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is drawing support from top union leaders in the intensifying contest to become Joe Biden’s labor secretary.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has been reaching out this week to seek union leaders’ support for endorsing Walsh, according to labor officials familiar with the conversations, and the union federation could formally back him as soon as this week. Walsh’s office didn’t respond to requests for comment and the AFL-CIO declined to comment.

“I think Marty Walsh is a great idea for labor secretary,” said American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. She said Walsh, a former ...

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