Labor Secretary Marty Walsh resigns from top hockey union job

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Labor Secretary Marty Walsh will leave the Biden administration to become head of the National Hockey League Players Association, two sources said.

Walsh, former mayor of Boston and union presidentis expected to resign in the near future from his new job, which was first reported by Daily Faceoff, a hockey news website.

Walsh would take over the NHLPA from Don Fehr, who has held the position since 2010, and ahead of the next CBA fight in 2026.

The White House declined to comment. NBC News has asked the NHLPA for comment.

Marty Walsh speaks at a Senate confirmation hearing on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in Washington on February 4, 2021.File Graeme Jennings/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Walsh is the first chartered member of President Joe Biden’s cabinet to leave the administration. Biden had elevated the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to cabinet level, and his Senate-confirmed director, Eric Lander, left in February 2022 after acknowledging that he had been demeaning to his subordinates. he.

Biden’s White House chief of staff, Ron Klain, announced that he would leave the administration in January. He is being replaced by Jeff Zients, who led the Biden administration’s Covid-19 response.

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