(TheRedAlertNews.com) – BREAKING NOW: A high-ranking official in the Biden administration has quit.
Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh has resigned to become the executive director of the NHL Players’ Association, as first reported by Daily Faceoff and now confirmed by the Wall Street Journal.
Walsh is the first member of Biden’s cabinet to depart and previously served as the mayor of Boston and union president.
During his time as Secretary of Labor, the department implemented pro-union policies, including increased regulation for non-union gig economy jobs and stricter prevailing-wage rules under the Davis-Bacon Act.
Walsh was also involved in negotiating a deal between freight-rail carriers and unions, as well as ongoing negotiations between unions and employers at West Coast ports.
According to Politico, Walsh was expected to face more congressional scrutiny now that Representative Virginia Foxx is the House Education and Workforce Committee chairman.
Walsh will make approximately $3 million annually in his new role with the NHLPA, which players wanted to be led by an outsider, despite Walsh’s ties to Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs who donated to his mayoral campaigns.
Julie Su, the Deputy Secretary of Labor, will serve as interim Secretary until a new Secretary is confirmed.
Republicans are expected to resist Su’s confirmation if Biden nominates her due to her prior experience as the Secretary of Labor in California, where labor policies have caused issues such as A.B. 5 and the FAST Act.
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