President Joe Biden's Cabinet pictured in July 2021
The former flag of the U.S. Secretary of Labor, used from 1915 to 1960.
President Joe Biden's Cabinet pictured in July 2021
James K. Polk and his Cabinet in 1845: the first Cabinet to be photographed.
A map showing the historical makeup of the Cabinet of the United States by year.

The United States secretary of labor is a member of the Cabinet of the United States, and as the head of the United States Department of Labor, controls the department, and enforces and suggests laws involving unions, the workplace, and all other issues involving any form of business-person controversies.

- United States Secretary of Labor

Secretary of Commerce and Labor: created in 1903 and renamed Secretary of Commerce in 1913 when its labor functions were transferred to the new secretary of labor.

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United States Secretary of Commerce

Head of the United States Department of Commerce.

Head of the United States Department of Commerce.

The Commerce Secretary's office as it looked in the mid-20th century.

The secretary reports directly to the president and is a statutory member of Cabinet of the United States.

Until 1913, there was one secretary of commerce and labor, uniting this department with the United States Department of Labor, which is now headed by a separate United States secretary of labor.