Why Biden’s choice for Labor secretary boggles my mind
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On March 1, President Biden nominated Julie Su to serve as the nation’s next secretary of Labor, and the choice checks all the expected liberal boxes. “If, in fact, you were not picked to be secretary of Labor, I would be run out of town,” he joked to those assembled at Su’s introductory media event.
The rest of us, however, would have preferred someone qualified and capable of leading the agency in a manner that serves the public, not the president’s union friends.
Biden didn’t have to cast a very wide net to find his choice. Prior to her promotion, Su was serving as assistant secretary of Labor under departing Secretary Marty Walsh, who is leaving to head the union representing National Hockey League players.
BIDEN SAYS HE WOULD HAVE BEEN ‘RUN OUT OF TOWN’ IF HE DIDN’T PICK JULIE SU FOR LABOR SECRETARY
Walsh, the one-time mayor of Boston, more recently served as president of Laborers Local 223, and under his benighted leadership the union lost nearly one-third of its membership, while he pulled down salaries north of $200,000 every year between 2007-2015.
Since taking the Labor Department’s top spot in 2021, of course, Walsh has been the point man