Marty Walsh on Jobs



Has a pro-worker vision, support of the AFL-CIO

[On unions]" "As Boston mayor, Marty Walsh supported job creation, expanded healthcare and justice for communities of color," tweeted the international president of the Service Employees International Union. "He brings a pro-worker vision for a stronger America to the Department of Labor when it is badly needed." The choice of Walsh has the support of the nation's largest federation of unions, the AFL-CIO.
Source: 19th News e-zine on 2021 Biden Cabinet , Jan 7, 2021

Voted YES on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer

Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform indicates voting YES in Part X: Worker Rights:Occupational Safety. [State Rep. Walsh voted YES].

Gov. Romney vetoed budget section 673, which says: "A person who has [worked] at least 10 years in the employment of the Massachusetts Water and Resources Administration; who, in the course of his state employment was exposed to asbestos or other hazardous materials; and who has been diagnosed with an cancer or cardio-vascular illness, shall be eligible for early retirement with surviving spouse benefits." [A YEA vote would override the veto and fund the early retirement arrangement.]

The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is: "We support environmental Right-to-Know laws about chemical and other potential dangers to worker health. We oppose efforts to weaken workplace safety standards, or the ability of OSHA or state-level agencies to enforce them."

Source citation: Occupational Safety; Bill Section 673 ; vote number 397

Source: Massachusetts House voting record via MassScorecard.org , Jul 16, 2003

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