October 21, 2021

US Department of Labor seeking nominations for newly reestablished Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking nominations for membership for the newly reestablished Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health, which advises the Secretary of Labor on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees.

October 12, 2021

Secretary of Labor Walsh’s statement on Department of Homeland Security’s new policy on worksite enforcement

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh today issued the following statement on the U.S.

October 8, 2021

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on the September Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the September 2021 Employment Situation Report:

September 21, 2021

US Department of Labor reaches voluntary conciliation agreement with Hawaii to improve language access to unemployment insurance

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations have entered into a voluntary conciliation agreement to ensure those with limited English proficiency and eligible non-U.S. citizens seeking to file claims for unemployment insurance benefits have better access to services.

September 6, 2021

US Secretary of Labor to honor essential workers of coronavirus pandemic as 2021 inductees into US Department of Labor’s Hall of Honor

WASHINGTON DC – To recognize their sacrifices and ceaseless efforts to protect our health and keep our country moving forward amid the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the induction of Essential Workers of the Coronavirus Pandemic into the department’s Hall of Honor.

September 3, 2021

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on the August Jobs Report

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the August 2021 Employment Situation Report:

September 3, 2021

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh on Labor Day

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement regarding Labor Day:

“We come to this second Labor Day of the ongoing pandemic having made great progress, and at the same time, acknowledging our continued losses. We honor the workers who, at great personal peril, have carried us this far. And we know that the dual project of defeating the coronavirus and rebuilding the economy is far from complete.

August 6, 2021

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on the July Jobs Report

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the July 2021 Employment Situation Report:

August 5, 2021

US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh statement on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh today issued a statement on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:

“American workers have lost one of their greatest champions in AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. President Trumka was a role model for me as a labor leader and a partner to me as a public servant, as we worked to drive positive change for workers and communities across America. Most important, Rich was a dear friend and I will miss him.

August 3, 2021

US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh statement on Hawbaker Inc. plea and sentencing for theft in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh today issued a statement on Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s announcement that Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. has today pleaded to and been sentenced for theft relating to violations of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act and the federal Davis-Bacon Act.

July 2, 2021

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on the June Jobs Report

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the June 2021 Employment Situation Report:

June 4, 2021

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on the May Jobs Report

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the May 2021 Employment Situation Report:

May 7, 2021

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on the April Jobs Report

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the April 2021 Employment Situation Report:

April 20, 2021

Statement by Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh regarding the verdict in the State of Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin

WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement regarding the verdict in the State of Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin:

“This verdict affirms that the murder of George Floyd was a profound injustice, as well as a devastating blow to a family and a community. Today we remember George Floyd’s life, pray for his family and all who loved him, and honor his memory by rededicating ourselves to the work of achieving racial justice and economic equity for all.”

April 9, 2021

US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh Addresses President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Discretionary Funding Request

WASHINGTON, DC The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the president’s priorities for fiscal year 2022 discretionary spending. The funding request invests in the core foundations of our country’s strength and advances key Department of Labor priorities.

April 2, 2021

Statement from U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on the March 2021 Employment Situation Report

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the March 2021 Employment Situation Report:

March 31, 2021

Statement by Secretary Marty Walsh on President Biden’s announcement of the American Jobs Plan

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh issued the following statement after President Biden announced the American Jobs Plan, a comprehensive infrastructure package that will create millions of good-paying jobs and make America more competitive:

“President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is a historic investment in the working people of America. It will create millions of good paying, family sustaining jobs that rebuild the middle class by empowering our workers to build America’s future.

March 22, 2021

Statement by Marty J. Walsh following Senate confirmation of his appointment as 29th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Senate voted, on a bipartisan basis, to confirm Marty J. Walsh as the 29th Secretary of Labor.

“I am incredibly honored and privileged to serve as the United States’ next Secretary of Labor. I am grateful for the bipartisan support of members of the Senate, and I want to thank President Biden and Vice President Harris for their confidence in my ability to lead the Department of Labor during such a critical time in our nation’s history.

February 8, 2021

Statement by Acting Secretary of Labor Al Stewart on the death of former Secretary of Labor George P. Shultz

WASHINGTON, DC Acting Secretary of Labor Al Stewart issued the following statement regarding the death of former U.S. Secretary of Labor George P. Shultz:

January 18, 2021

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement regarding Martin Luther King Jr. Day: