Iron County Progressive

 

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

This week the Senate confirmed Marty Walsh as our next Secretary of Labor! As the first Labor Secretary to come from our union movement in over 40 years, Marty Walsh will restore the Department of Labor's pro-worker mission to uphold the rights of working people to rebuild and strengthen our middle class.

Senator Ron Johnson once again voted against the rights and well-being of America’s workers by voting against the confirmation of Secretary Walsh. For four years, working families have lived with a Labor Department controlled by big business and devoted to serving a handful of elite interests. Fortunately, unlike Senator Johnson, 18 Republican lawmakers joined every Democratic Senator in confirming Secretary Walsh.

It’s time to build a just recovery that hands power back to the workers who have borne the brunt of the pandemic. That means keeping workers safe from COVID with a strong and fully funded OSHA. It means raising wages and delivering funding to create a 21st-century infrastructure alongside a new generation of good-paying union jobs. And most of all, it means strengthening working people’s right to organize together by passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

We will be stronger and safer with Secretary Walsh in the fight ahead. Congratulations to our union brother Secretary Walsh and the millions of American workers he will fight for.  

In Solidarity,

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President

Dennis Delie, Secretary-Treasurer