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News: US Senate confirms Walsh As A US Labor Secretary

US Senate confirms Walsh As A US Labor Secretary

Marty Walsh, the two-term mayor of Boston, was confirmed as the Labor secretary by the Senate in a 68-29 vote on Monday, becoming the first union leader to run the department in over four decades. The role of US labor secretary is typically more pro-active in Democratic administrations than Republican ones, and Walsh will take up the post at a time when the US faces high unemployment, deepening economic inequality, and rising controversy about rules governing gig workers