Bloomberg Law
April 6, 2021, 8:58 PM

New Labor Secretary’s Ex-Boston Aides Line Up to Lobby in D.C.

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

Three former senior aides who served under Labor Secretary Marty Walsh when he was Boston’s mayor are now lobbyists seeking to promote business interests in matters facing the U.S. Labor Department.

In a high-profile example, Walsh’s former chief labor counsel, Alexis Tkachuk, was retained by Uber Technologies Inc. to lobby on “issues related to the future of work and the on-demand economy,” according to a lobbying registration posted online March 30. One of the biggest questions Walsh must answer is whether to crack down on Uber and other gig companies that classify workers as independent contractors rather than ...

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