Department of Labor

Government, Business

How to Build Up Trucking's Workforce With Labor Secretary Marty Walsh

How to Build Up Trucking's Workforce

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello estimates that the industry needs at least 80,000 drivers today and more in the future to account for rising freight levels. The Biden administration has made efforts in the past year to encourage more men and women to enter the trucking industry. With the Department of Transportation and Department of Labor working in cooperation with industry stakeholders for paid apprenticeship and training programs, how successful are these efforts? In this special edition of Newsmakers, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh joins TT's Eugene Mulero and Dan Ronan to discuss the industry's workforce concerns, changing perceptions of trade professions, and partnering with public and private groups to work toward a common goal.

May 16, 2022
Government, Business

Biden Task Force Releases Report to Strengthen Labor Unions

Marty Walsh Marty Walsh by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A Biden administration task force on organized labor on Feb. 7 issued a set of recommendations that could make it easier for federal workers and contractors to unionize.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
February 7, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Carriers, Contractors Voice Support for Keeping DOL Rule

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Motor carriers and independent contractors in written comments expressed objection to a U.S. Department of Labor proposal to withdraw a rule designed to clarify the federal standard for determining if a truck driver is a contractor or employee.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 28, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Trump Administration Independent Contractor Actions Face Uncertainty

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The U.S. Department of Labor is backing off a pair of actions issued in the waning days of the Trump administration that were widely perceived to be favorable to motor carriers’ use of independent contractors.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 4, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Selects Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for Labor Secretary

Marty Walsh Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in 2016. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to serve as secretary of the Department of Labor.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2021
Government, Business

Trucking Sheds 88,300 Jobs in April

Trucks on highway in New Mexico Two trucks travel on Interstate 40 in New Mexico. The trucking industry lost more jobs in April than it did in all of 2008, according to ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. (Getty Images)

The Labor Department said 88,300 trucking and warehouse positions were lost in April as unemployment nationwide reached 14.7%.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 8, 2020
Government, Business

Senate Confirms Eugene Scalia to Become Next Labor Secretary

Eugene Scalia Scalia by Cliff Owen/AP

The U.S. Senate on Sept. 26 confirmed Eugene Scalia to become the country’s next Secretary of Labor.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 27, 2019
Government, Business

Senate Committee Advances Labor Nominee Scalia to Chamber Floor

Secretary of Labor nominee Eugene Scalia Secretary of Labor nominee Eugene Scalia speaks during his nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 19, 2019. (Associated Press/Cliff Owen)

Eugene Scalia’s nomination to become the next Secretary of Labor in the Trump administration was advanced by a U.S. Senate committee Sept. 24.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 24, 2019

Senate Committee to Vote on Labor Nominee Eugene Scalia Sept. 24

Eugene Scalia Secretary of Labor nominee Eugene Scalia speaks during his nomination hearing on Sept. 19. (Cliff Owen/AP)

A Senate panel on Sept. 24 will consider the nomination of Eugene Scalia to become Secretary of Labor in the Trump administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 20, 2019
Government, Business

Employment Costs Rise Less Than Expected in Second Quarter

Jobs David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Employment costs rose less than estimated in the second quarter as worker pay raises held steady while benefit gains decelerated, suggesting inflation pressures remain muted.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
July 31, 2019