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.