January 13, 2023

Statement by Secretary Walsh on the Telecommunications Workforce Interagency Group’s release of its report to Congress

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh today issued a statement regarding the release of the Telecommunications Workforce Interagency Group’s report to Congress:

January 6, 2023

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on December Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the December 2022 Employment Situation Report:

“Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the American economy added 223,000 jobs in the month of December, and the unemployment rate fell to a historically low 3.5 percent while more people entered the workforce.

January 3, 2023

Readout: Secretary Walsh meets with truckers, companies, Teamsters union, officials at Port of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su today hosted a roundtable discussion at the Port of Los Angeles about the benefits of having a collective bargaining relationship between truck drivers and employers at the port.  

December 15, 2022

US Department of Labor, IRS renew agreement to continue, improve joint effort to combat employee misclassification

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and the IRS today renewed a memorandum of understanding and added a streamlined process for joint referrals and closer coordination to stop businesses from misclassifying workers and denying them their full wages, benefits and protections under the law.

December 8, 2022

Secretary Walsh announces new partners, action plan, support for international worker voice initiative

WASHINGTON Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh today announced that Argentina, Canada, Germany, South Africa and Spain have joined the Multilateral Partnership for Organizing, Worker Empowerment and Rights initiative and that the effort has established a new action plan and that the U.S. has exceeded its 2021 pledge of support. The M-POWER initiative remains the largest U.S. government commitment to advance worker empowerment and support trade union rights in the global economy.

December 2, 2022

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on November Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the November 2022 Employment Situation Report:

November 18, 2022

Deputy Labor Secretary Su stresses Registered Apprenticeships’ ability to expand access to good jobs for women, marginalized workers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su visited the Hospitality Training Academy in Los Angeles on Nov. 17, 2022, to see how its Registered Apprenticeship Programs are providing workers – especially women of color – the training and skills they need to secure good union jobs. The visit coincided with National Women in Apprenticeship Day.

November 14, 2022

READOUT: First Lady, Secretaries Walsh, Cardona, Raimondo kick off National Apprenticeship Week in Chicago

 

WASHINGTON – First Lady Jill Biden joined Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and met with students, apprentices, teachers and business leaders in the Chicago area to discuss innovative approaches to workforce training and kick off National Apprenticeship Week 2022, Nov. 14-20.

November 9, 2022

US Department of Labor recognizes 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion recipients

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today recognized 835 employers from around the nation for their commitment to hiring and retaining U.S. military veterans during an online event broadcast from the department’s Washington headquarters.

November 4, 2022

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on October Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the October 2022 Employment Situation Report:

“Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the American economy added 261,000 jobs in the month of October, and the unemployment rate rose to 3.7 percent from 3.5 percent in September, continuing to remain near historic lows for the past several months.

October 7, 2022

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on September Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the September 2022 Employment Situation Report:

October 7, 2022

READOUT: Secretary Walsh, immigrant workers, advocates discuss immigrant workers’ protections, rights, barriers faced on the job

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh joined other Department of Labor officials to meet with a group of immigrant workers and worker advocates in Washington on Oct. 6, 2022, to discuss the importance of protecting these workers and strengthening relationships among those committed to their well-being.

September 15, 2022

Statement from the US Department of Labor on Tentative Railway Labor Agreement

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor issued the following statement after rail companies and union negotiators reached a tentative agreement:

September 14, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks nominations for 2023 ERISA Advisory Council

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration is seeking nominations to fill five, three-year vacancies on the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, known as the ERISA Advisory Council. Nominations must be submitted by Oct. 3, 2022.

September 8, 2022

READOUT: Secretary Marty Walsh, mental health advocates meet to discuss access to health services, treatment, supportive workplaces

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh met with leading mental health advocacy groups, health care professional associations and other stakeholders today in Washington to discuss workers’ access to mental health services, treatment and supportive workplaces.

September 7, 2022

Department of Labor joins effort to provide online toolkit to help employers support, protect workers’ rights to unionize

WASHINGTON – In the spirit of this week’s Labor Day celebration, the U.S.

September 2, 2022

“They said America’s workers didn’t want to work”: a Labor Day statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on Labor Day 2022:

“On Labor Day we honor the achievements of America’s workers, and in 2022 we have a historic victory to celebrate. Our nation’s working people have come all the way back from the depths of a global pandemic, regaining every job lost and more.

September 2, 2022

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on August Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the August 2022 Employment Situation Report: