Mayor Marty Walsh said Wednesday he has not spoken to anyone in President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration recently, despite a report he is Biden’s preferred choice for labor secretary.
Walsh and Biden also have a close friendship that dates back to 2013 when Walsh was elected mayor.
Several Asian American/Pacific Islander lawmakers and groups are pushing for California Labor Secretary Julie Su for the position, while the Congressional Black Caucus has stood behind Patrick Gaspard, the president of Open Society Foundations.
On Wednesday however, Bloomberg Law reported Biden’s considerations for a labor executive has narrowed down to Walsh and Su.
The team also sought to potentially have Walsh serve as labor secretary and Su as deputy labor secretary, but Su has expressed reservations over that arrangement, according to Bloomberg Law.