BlueGreen Alliance supports the nomination of the Honorable Martin J. Walsh to be the next Secretary of Labor

As a coalition of labor unions and environmental groups, collectively representing millions of members and supporters, the BlueGreen Alliance writes in full support of the nomination of the Honorable Martin J. Walsh to be the next Secretary of Labor.

February 11, 2021

This nomination comes at a critical time for our country. Workers deserve a representative at the Department of Labor that is going to fight for them, and one that recognizes that we don’t have to choose between a good job and a clean environment – or between health and a strong economy. We can and must have both.

A comprehensive approach to tackling this pandemic and our economic crisis can be done in ways that will create and sustain good union jobs, strengthen our communities and economy, rebuild American manufacturing, and increase U.S. competitiveness all while tackling the underlying crises of climate change, economic inequality, and racial injustice. This approach must be centered and rooted in rebuilding worker power, and the BlueGreen Alliance is firm in the belief that Martin Walsh can be the trusted leader at the Department of Labor to get the job done.

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