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Biden Chooses Boston Mayor to Become Labor Secretary, Sending Strong Signal of Intent to Pursue Ambitious Pro-Union Agenda Announced in “Biden Plan”

On January 19, 2021 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

Scott J. Wenner published a client alert, “Biden Chooses Boston Mayor to Become Labor Secretary, Sending Strong Signal of Intent to Pursue Ambitious Pro-Union Agenda Announced in ‘Biden Plan’.”

After months of speculation over President-elect Biden’s choice to lead the Labor Department, the choice has been announced. Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh – a former leader of Boston’s Building and Construction Trades Council, a coalition of unions in the Boston area – will succeed the current Labor Secretary, management-side lawyer Eugene Scalia, if confirmed by the Senate.

Given Mayor Walsh’s past union leadership roles and the strength of his continued support from prominent unions, his nomination has been viewed as an affirmation of President-elect Biden’s campaign commitment to aggressively promote the interests of organized labor and workers.

Businesses may find it helpful to identify and assess internal labor and employment policies that may be affected by changes in federal policy.

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