From this show's weekly news roundup by K.P. Whaley:
Several gay rights organizations are urging the president elect to select labor activist Mary Beth Maxwell, founder of American Rights at Work, for labor secretary.
Maxwell has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO, the Change to Win Federation, and the Human Rights Campaign.
According to the Associated Press, other possible contenders for the post are Ed McElroy, former president of the American Federation of Teachers; Linda Chavez-Thompson, a former AFL-CIO vice president; Maria Echaveste, former Clinton White House adviser; and Governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan.