After being sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Labor on March 23, Marty Walsh laid out his vision for American workers, including creating good jobs, increasing union membership, bolstering workforce training, and strengthening protections for workers’ rights, safety and pay. Walsh is the first labor secretary with a union background since the 1970s.
He communicated his vision in a video, statements, and through media interviews:
- A video message from Marty Walsh on his first day as U.S. Secretary of Labor
- Walsh writes about how unions shaped his and his parents’ lives
- PBS News Hour: Labor Secretary Walsh to prioritize American Rescue Plan, focus on ‘building back better’
- Washington Post: New labor secretary talks inequality, racism and union power in first interview
- Statement following Senate confirmation