Pushed for six weeks paid parental leave for city workers
Since resigning his building trades leadership position in 2013 to launch a mayoral campaign, Walsh has used his public office to advance a worker-friendly agenda. That includes signing an executive order certifying that vendors with city contracts
don't engage in "wage theft," and pushing for an ordinance establishing six weeks of paid parental leave for city employees.
Source: Bloomberg News on 2021 Cabinet Confirmation Hearings
, Jan 7, 2021
Voted NO on affirming marriage for heterosexuals only
Mass. Democratic Party Platform indicates voting NO in Part I: CIVIL RIGHTS: Clause 9: Same-sex marriage. [State Rep. Walsh, a Democrat, voted NO].
A Legislative Amendment to the Constitution relative to the affirmation of marriage would:
Protect the unique relationship of marriage by defining the institution of civil marriage as only the union of one man and one woman.
Establish civil unions to provide same-sex persons with entirely the same benefits and obligations as are afforded to
married persons, while recognizing that under present federal law same-sex persons in civil unions will be denied federal benefits available to married persons.
The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is Part I, clause 9: CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL
LIBERTIES: We affirm our commitment to the Massachusetts constitutional guarantee to same-sex marriage; and all of its rights, privileges and obligations; and reject any attempt to weaken or revoke those rights.