U.S. SECRETARY OF LABOR MARTY WALSH VISITS PORT OF LOS ANGELES
Secretary Meets With Gene Seroka, Lauds Efforts to Ease Supply Chain Issues
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Nov. 30, 2021 — U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh spent the day at the Port of Los Angeles meeting with stakeholders, touring the Port’s marine terminals and highlighting efforts to invest in U.S. ports and relieve congestion issues.
Secretary Walsh met with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka, Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero and a variety of stakeholders on his day-long visit. Secretary Walsh was joined by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su.
“In the face of a global pandemic, the Biden-Harris administration continues to confront our nation’s supply chain disruptions head-on and, as a result, idle containers at ports are down more than 30 percent and shipping prices are down 25 percent,” said Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. “As we continue to recover, the administration remains committed to working with local governments and labor and business leaders while implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which will help further ease bottlenecks and support a stronger economy.”