Boston Mayor Marty Walsh reportedly tapped as Biden’s Labor secretary

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh reportedly tapped as Biden’s Labor secretary


​President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his Labor secretary, according to a report on Thursday.

Walsh, a former union leader, was selected for the Cabinet post over Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.), former Labor Secretary Seth Harris, California Labor Secretary Julie Su and AFL-CIO Chief Economist Bill Spriggs, Politico reported.

Biden, who has been pressed to ensure his administration is “diverse,” picked Walsh, who is white, over Spriggs, who is black.

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But the former vice president was also under pressure to nominate someone who had a relationship and support of the unions.

Walsh reportedly had  the backing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

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