Secretary of the U.S Department of Labor

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Marty Walsh, Secretary of the U.S Department of Labor

Marty Walsh
Secretary of the U.S Department of Labor

Martin J. Walsh was sworn in as the 29th Secretary of Labor on March 23, 2021. A lifelong champion of equity and fairness. He previously served as the 54th mayor of Boston from 2014 until 2021. While mayor, he led the creation of close to 140,000 jobs and helped secure a statewide $15/hour minimum wage, paid sick leave, and paid parental leave. He established Universal, high-quality Pre-Kindergarten for all children, and free community college for low-income students.

In 1997, he was elected to serve as a State Representative for one of the most diverse districts in Massachusetts. There, he focused on creating good jobs, protecting workers' rights, expanding mental health treatment, and investing in public transit.

While working full-time as a legislator, he returned to school to earn a degree in Political Science at Boston College.