Former New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, is reportedly lobbying to become President Joe Biden’s new Labor Secretary. This news comes after the current Labor Secretary, Martin Walsh, is expected to resign from the role to become the NHL Players’ Association’s next executive director. Sources close to the White House have reported that de Blasio is making calls to the Biden administration in order to make his case for the position.
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Under de Blasio’s mayoral tenure, a historic number of jobs, totaling 326,739, were added to the workforce in NYC. He has a strong association with labor unions and has successfully negotiated wage increases with various unions in the city. According to Democratic political strategist Hank Sheinkopf, de Blasio has “enjoyed a very good relationship with labor unions.”
De Blasio isn’t the only one who has their eyes on the upcoming vacancy. Former Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is also reportedly interested in the Labor Secretary role.
If de Blasio is chosen for the position, he will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role. He has a long history of working with labor unions and has been successful in creating jobs in New York City. It is yet to be seen whether de Blasio or Maloney will be chosen for the role, but it is clear that both are qualified candidates.
The Biden administration has yet to comment on who will be chosen for the Labor Secretary role. However, it is clear that whoever is chosen will have a great impact on the future of labor unions in the United States. It will be interesting to see who is chosen for this important role and what changes they will bring to the labor force.
The preceding article is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Daily Caller