(RightIsRight.co) – Yet another member of Joe Biden’s cabinet is heading for the exit.
Biden announced the resignation of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Friday.
This marks the third departure from the president’s cabinet since he took office in 2021.
Biden praised Walsh in a statement, saying, “Marty Walsh is one tough union chief. His record at the Department of Labor is a testament to the power of putting a card-carrying union member in charge of fighting for American workers. Marty has gone to bat for working families every day, and with his help, this administration has helped workers recover from a historic economic downturn and launch a new era of worker power.”
Walsh has a long history of working for the working class.
He joined Laborers Local 223 in Boston as a young man and went on to lead the city’s Building and Construction Trades Council from 2011 to 2013. He was also mayor of Boston from 2014 to 2021.
The statement did not mention Walsh’s departure date or future plans, but reports suggest he will lead the NHL Players’ Association. Biden did not announce Walsh’s replacement.
Biden praised Walsh’s work as Labor Secretary, saying, “Through Marty’s leadership, this administration has helped unions secure a historic pay raise for rail workers, continued the fight for paid sick days for all American workers, strengthened workplace protections, and ushered in a historic surge in union organizing. He knows that unions make us all stronger, no matter what we do or where we come from.”
The president also added, “My dad used to say that a job is about a lot more than a paycheck, it’s about dignity and it’s about respect. Few people understand that more than Marty. I thank Marty for his work, which has made life better for millions of working Americans, and will serve as a model for all future Labor Secretaries who truly value American working people.”
Walsh’s departure is just one of several high-profile departures from the Biden administration.
Other members of the administration who have resigned or announced plans to do so include Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Director Eric Lander, Chief of Staff Ron Klain, White House press secretary Jen Psaki, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Cedric Richmond, White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield, and top economic adviser Brian Deese.