Marty Walsh, the current head of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), is expected to step down from his position in the near future.
NBC News reports that Walsh is taking a new position as the head of the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA).
Walsh would take over the NHLPA from Don Fehr, who has held the job since 2010, and in advance of the next collective bargaining agreement fight in 2026.
A hockey news website, Daily Faceoff, first reported the news of Walsh’s departure.
Walsh, a former Boston Mayor and leader at the Laborers’ Union Local 223, had been confirmed as the Secretary of Labor in March 2021.
In 2016, as Mayor of Boston, Walsh filed an ordinance to give the city the right to deny, revoke or suspend a work permit based on the applicant’s OSHA history.
Walsh’s proposal came shortly after two workers were killed in Boston when a trench they were working in flooded. The workers’ employer had been cited previously by OSHA for safety violations.