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Biden to pick Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary

Biden to pick Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary
Walsh, a former union worker, has a long history with labor. He served as president of Laborers Local 223 and, before becoming mayor, headed up the Boston Building Trades — a union umbrella organization.

Biden to pick Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary Boston Mayor Marty Walsh talks about the postponement of the Boston Marathon during a news conference in Boston on March 13, 2020.MICHAEL DWYER/AP BOSTON — President-elect Joe Biden will select Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his labor secretary, according to a source familiar with the decision, choosing a former union worker who shares his Irish American background and working-class roots.My name is Marty Walsh, and I'm an alcoholic.Walsh, 53, has served as the Democratic mayor of Boston since 2014.

Walsh, a former union worker, has a long history with labor.Walsh and Biden share an Irish American background.

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