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Marty Walsh: What to know about Biden's labor secretary pick
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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is President Biden's pick to head the Labor Department as the new president vows to "build back better."
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Walsh attended Biden's inauguration last week.
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"Honored, moved, and so proud to witness this historic inauguration and moment of healing for our nation," Walsh wrote on Twitter.
Walsh, a longtime union member and leader, has curried support from a number of union heads including the president of the nation’s largest labor organization, Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO.
Like Biden, Walsh is Catholic. The 53-year-old Boston native is also a recovering alcoholic, now 25 years sober. He has a longstanding relationship with Biden, who presided over Walsh’s second inauguration in 2018. The two share common ground on many issues, including labor initiatives and efforts to combat climate change.