Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Scandal: Biden Ignores Allegations

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh speaks during a news conference at the White House, April 2, 2021. (Erin Scott/Reuters)

As Boston mayor, Marty Walsh reportedly obstructed efforts to uncover the extent of a high-ranking police officer’s alleged child abuse.

For decades, the mainstream media’s double standards have fed conservative distrust, and now we have our latest example.

Back in 2019, the D.C. press had a field day with allegations that President Trump’s first labor secretary, Alex Acosta, had failed to prosecute credibly accused sexual abuser of children Jeffrey Epstein in his former role as a U.S. attorney. Facing the firestorm of criticism, Acosta was forced to resign from Trump’s cabinet.

So far, the mainstream press has failed to ask similarly tough questions of Biden labor secretary Marty Walsh. And Biden isn’t responding to troubling questions about Walsh, who was Boston’s mayor last summer when Patrick Rose, a former city police-union boss, was arrested on 33 counts of sexually abusing children.

As I noted last week, Walsh’s hometown press says that in his role as mayor, he obstructed efforts to hold Rose accountable, hiding facts that could have hurt his chances of being confirmed as labor secretary. Prosecutors allege that some of Rose’s abuse occurred during Walsh’s mayorship.

Rose, who has pleaded innocent to the charges, deserves due process, but the facts are grim. After serving 24 years in the Boston Police Department, including three years leading the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association from 2014–2017, Rose was arrested in August. Yet allegations had first swirled around him decades earlier.

In 1995, Rose faced a criminal charge for allegedly sexually abusing a child. But according to the Boston Globe, prosecutors ended up dropping the charge after the accuser “recanted his story under pressure from Rose.” The Globe has reported that child-welfare investigators had “reasonable cause to believe” the child in question had been abused, but without his testimony, the case went nowhere.

The Globe has also reported that in 1997, an attorney for the police union wrote the police commissioner with a complaint from Rose, who after the molestation charge was sequestered to a desk job. After the lawyer threatened to file a grievance, Rose got his patrol badge back and was once again allowed to work on child-sexual-assault cases, putting him in contact with children. Prosecutors charge that Rose then sexually abused at least five more children, some of them during Walsh’s mayoralty.

After Rose was arrested, the Globe filed public-records requests for documentation of the charges, the internal investigation, and the union’s response. But Walsh’s administration rejected the requests, claiming that privacy concerns prevented it from releasing the records. The Wall Street Journal reports that “even when the state supervisor of public records refuted [the privacy-concerns excuse], the Walsh administration balked—at one point ignoring for two months the supervisor’s order that it better explain why the records should remain secret. Mr. Walsh’s successor, Acting Mayor Kim Janey, finally released a redacted version on April 20, but only after Mr. Walsh was confirmed as Labor secretary. This means the Rose story wasn’t known during Mr. Walsh’s Senate confirmation hearing.”

Walsh breezed through his Senate committee hearing with a favorable 18-4 vote. He was then confirmed by a 68–29 vote of the full Senate, with 18 Republicans voting in his favor and three senators not voting. I reached out to the offices of all 18 GOP senators to see if any of them would have reversed their votes knowing the facts of Walsh’s involvement with the Rose case; none had responded at press time. (Walsh’s office at the Department of Labor and the White House press secretary’s office also failed to respond to requests for comment.) But as the Journal’s editorial board notes, there’s good reason to think that knowledge of the Rose scandal might have made Walsh’s confirmation more difficult, given its clear relevance to his new job:

The Rose coverup is relevant to Mr. Walsh’s duties at the Labor department. One of his obligations is to enforce rules regarding union transparency. In response to the corruption scandal at the United Auto Workers, the Trump Administration implemented new rules to enhance union financial disclosures. But the Biden Administration has already suggested it will get rid of them. Unions continue to complain about even the current level of financial reporting and will pressure Mr. Walsh to eliminate much if not all, of the paltry, current requirements.

Last week, 15 police unions across the country endorsed a proposed slate of reforms designed in part to better hold wrong-doing officers accountable. But holding toxic police-union bosses and the politicians who cover for them accountable doesn’t yet seem to be on the agenda.

After Acosta was forced to resign, the Trump DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility investigated him and issued a report saying that he’d shown “poor judgment” in his handling of the Epstein case. Will the Biden DOJ conduct a similar review of Walsh?

Don’t hold your breath.

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US Secy. of Labor Marty Walsh Is a Liar, Doing Biden’s and Big Labor’s Bidding – RedState

Former Boston mayor and current United States Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is the Hilda Solis of the Biden administration. Hilda fulfilled the U.S. Secretary of Labor role under Obama during his first term, and is a unionista who enriches herself with sweetheart deals that allow her to infiltrate and inculcate more Union dogma and policy into government. Currently, she’s infecting the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and has done untold damage. She’s highly paid in order to inflict that damage, and so is Marty Walsh.

Which is why he is the perfect person to be installed as Secretary of Labor. Biden and the Unions are slathering to have the “Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO Act)” shoved into law. This would be the first, brutal step in changing the national labor laws and regulations to suit their agenda of Union-only jobs, and destroy the independent contractor model.

Shorter: Walsh could not care less about the independent professional or working people at all.

From Reuters:

A lot of gig workers in the United States should be classified as “employees” who deserve work benefits, President Biden’s labor secretary said on Thursday, suggesting a shift in policy that is likely to raise costs for companies that depend on contractors such as Uber (UBER.N) and Lyft (LYFT.O).

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, a son of Irish immigrants and a former union member, has been expected to boost the Biden Administration’s efforts to expand workers’ protections and deliver a win for the country’s organized labor movement.

“We are looking at it but in a lot of cases gig workers should be classified as employees… in some cases they are treated respectfully and in some cases they are not and I think it has to be consistent across the board,” Walsh told Reuters in an interview, expressing his view on the topic for the first time.

“These companies are making profits and revenue and I’m not (going to) begrudge anyone for that because that’s what we are about in America. But we also want to make sure that success trickles down to the worker,” he said.

His record against the people of the state of Massachusetts, suffering from a stagnant job market and needing work, has proven this.

Mike Hruby knows this for fact. Massachusetts has the same ABC Test that resides in the PRO Act embedded in its hiring, and has essentially destroyed the independent contractor model in the state.

When the Internet expanded to the point where employment and hiring was rapidly moving online, Hruby wrote in 2014:

Unlike other states, Massachusetts law stipulates that no company anywhere in the world can sign up with a Massachusetts resident to do independent contracting work if that work is in the buyer’s “usual course of business.”

For example, law firms can’t contract out for legal work, and accountants can’t contract out for accounting work. The hottest opportunity for job growth in Massachusetts in more than 20 years — maybe the hottest since the minicomputer days — is not only outlawed, but offending buyers run the risk of being assessed triple damages without a jury trial.

And on Twitter, Hruby called Walsh out for his duplicity.

“Marty, are you REALLY going to destroy 32 million moms’ ability to work flexible hours self-employed at higher pay?”

Yep, Marty is. Because Walsh is paid by his Union overlords, and now installed in a position where he can do their bidding. Republican and Democrat senators confirmed this Manchurian Candidate, and did a great disservice to 59 million American, independent professionals.

Walsh’s interest is vested in taking what happened in Massachusetts national with the PRO Act. Besides Massachusetts, California’s AB5, brought to us by the egregious Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-Corrupt), was a test run. If you have heard or seen the horrible fallout from this law, every person in the rest of the 48 states needs to raise an outcry and counter Walsh’s lies.

There should be nothing on record: whether it is a “test” or a supposed piece of legislation that “helps” small business, that requires an independent contractor to prove its “right” to be one. Convince me that you deserve to work? That is fascist evil that needs to be called out. The fact that the PRO Act even is allowed to be voted into law is an attack on our freedom as American citizens.

We are still fighting the battle here in California to get rid of AB5 and its effects. If Americans do not wake up, and counter the U.S. Labor Secretary’s false agenda, our fight will mean nothing; because by then, it will be a nationwide war.

If the PRO Act is voted in and goes to all 50 states, where will there be to go?

Write, call, email Walsh and your senators, and let them know this attack on freedoms, and livelihoods, as well as the American economy cannot stand.

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Senate confirms Marty Walsh to serve as Labor Secretary

The Senate on Monday confirmed Marty Walsh to serve as Labor Secretary.

The vote tally was 68-29. Walsh been serving as the mayor of Boston, Massachusetts. 

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