Professor John Logan Quoted by the Boston Globe on Biden Labor Secretary

Marty Walsh, President Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Labor, faces high expectations as he works to improve the lives of working people across the country.

The Trump administration has shifted power toward employers, weakening unions and creating barriers to more equitable benefits and wages. Coupled with the need to protect workers from the impacts of COVID-19, the neglect of labor agencies by the outgoing administration leads experts like Logan to believe Walsh will face an uphill battle as labor secretary. However, the nominee's working-class background is an asset that may help repair the Democrats' relationship with American workers. “I think Marty Walsh is seen as someone who comes from the same universe as those people," Logan says. 

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