President Biden's nominee for labor secretary dismissed concerns about job losses brought on by the president's executive actions during his confirmation hearing Thursday. Boston mayor Marty Walsh said that the workers left unemployed by environmental regulations would be able to transfer their skills to the "new economy." He downplayed the extended timeline necessary to transformContinue reading "Labor Nominee Dismisses Job Losses from Biden’s Economic Plan"
Months before President Joe Biden tapped Boston mayor Marty Walsh to head the Department of Labor, Walsh began using campaign funds to make large payments to the D.C. consulting firm founded by top Biden adviser Anita Dunn. Walsh's campaign first paid Dunn's firm, Democratic communications giant SKDKnickerbocker, $18,000 in early September in "consulting" fees. JustContinue reading "Labor Pick Paid Biden-Linked Firm Tens of Thousands Prior to Nomination"
Boston mayor Marty Walsh (D.), President-elect Joe Biden's pick for labor secretary, funneled nearly $1.2 million into a consulting firm that employs his longtime girlfriend. Walsh's mayoral campaign pushed the payments to LB Strategies, where his live-in girlfriend, Lorrie Higgins, works as a fundraising consultant. The firm received the cash through a contract that allowsContinue reading "Biden Labor Secretary Pick Funneled $1.2 Million Into Girlfriend’s Consulting Firm"
The Department of Labor will enact new measures to crack down on the undercutting of American wages by foreign workers. The department announced in a Tuesday press release that it will set new wage rates for foreign workers to prevent potential abuses of the pay scale that undercut American wages. The reform is intended toContinue reading "Labor Department Cracks Down on Wage Undercutting by Foreign Workers"
President-elect Joe Biden's pick for labor secretary was once caught on a wiretap admitting that he threatened a development company for refusing to use union workers. Biden chose Boston mayor Marty Walsh (D.) to lead the Department of Labor, praising the longtime union ally as a "good friend" and "stand up guy" in a FridayContinue reading "Before Becoming Boston’s Mayor, Biden’s Labor Pick Was Embroiled in Union Extortion Scandal"