Scott Eisen / Getty ImagesBoston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks at a rally on Oct. 1, 2018, in Boston. (Scott Eisen / Getty Images)
President-elect Joe Biden will select Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his labor secretary, according to two people familiar with the decision.
Walsh, 53, has served as the mayor of Boston since 2014.
When he took the oath of office for his second term in 2018, Biden presided over the inauguration.
Before that, Walsh served as a state representative for more than a decade.
Walsh, a former union worker, served as president of Laborers Local 223 and, before becoming mayor, headed up the Boston Building Trades, a union umbrella organization.
At Walsh’s second mayoral inauguration, Biden called him a “man of extraordinary character in a moment when