In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh joined a virtual event with Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Williams, other agency leaders and special guests to highlight the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.
In August, Secretary Walsh visited an Ohio childcare facility for a roundtable on investing in the care economy. Read what four of the participants – the director, a mother and two caregivers – have to say about the importance of investing in affordable child care for workers and families.
In Michigan this week, Secretary Walsh met with local officials and community leaders to discuss how the Build Back Better agenda benefits students, families and the economy. The trip included a conversation with Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett and students at Oakland University, as well as a tour of the Rochester Community Schools Caring Steps Children’s Center.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary Walsh participated in a roundtable about improving the collective bargaining power of workers across the country as part of the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment. “Unions are good for workers,” Walsh said. “They’re good for our communities, they’re good for our economy and they’re certainly good for our country.”