USW Applauds Confirmation of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, (412) 562-2444,

USW Welcomes Opportunity to Work with Biden Cabinet

The United Steelworkers (USW) union today applauded the confirmation of Marty Walsh as secretary of labor, hailing his appointment as yet another victory for working people.

“As a longtime member of the labor movement, Marty Walsh understands what’s at stake for working families as we seek to rebuild our economy in the wake of the pandemic,” said USW International President Tom Conway. “He’s proven that he’s willing to fight to ensure workers’ needs and rights are always top priorities.” 

With Walsh’s confirmation, President Joe Biden’s cabinet is now nearly full, and the union also said that it looked forward to working with all of President Biden’s recently confirmed cabinet members: Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary, Jennifer Granholm as energy secretary, Gina Raimondo as commerce secretary, Michael Regan as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Katherine Tai as United States Trade Representative, Janet Yellen as treasury secretary, and many others. 

“This is an experienced and extremely capable team. Individually, each of these members of the new administration have proven their commitment to advancing the interests of workers and their families,” said Conway, “but collectively they will be a formidable force as we work to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, revitalize our long-neglected supply chains, revive our country’s manufacturing muscle, and ensure widespread, shared prosperity for all Americans.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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