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Who's Julie Su?
- Official Bio (link to U.S. Department of Labor)
- Nationally recognized expert on workers’ rights and civil rights dedicated to advancing justice
- Acting Secretary of Labor since March 11, 2023 (and Deputy Secretary of Labor since July 13, 2021)
- California Labor Secretary (2019-2021) and California Labor Commissioner (2011-2018)
- Litigation director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
- Past recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant
- Graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School
What They’re Saying
“Over several decades, Julie has led the largest state labor department in the nation, cracked down on wage theft, fought to protect trafficked workers, increased the minimum wage, created good-paying, high-quality jobs, and established and enforced workplace safety standards.” – President Joe Biden
“Simply put: There’s no one more dedicated and qualified to defend the fundamental rights of working people than Julie Su. It’s her life’s work. The @AFLCIO is thrilled with her historic nomination to become our nation’s next secretary of labor.” – Liz Shuler, President, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
“Thank you, @POTUS for nominating @JulieSuCA as our next U.S. Secretary of Labor! She will make history as the daughter of Asian immigrants who has fought for workers all across our economy and has stood up for every worker’s right to join a union.” – Mary Kay Henry, President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
“Julie Su has a proven track record of advancing racial and economic justice for workers across the country. We can think of no better candidate for this important job.” – Rebecca Dixon, Executive Director, National Employment Law Project
“[Julie Su] helped implement the Good Jobs Initiative that ensures that jobs created by key economic legislation like the CHIPS and Science Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are accessible, pay well and are free from discrimination. Su takes great pride in her Asian heritage and will bring more diversity to the current administration. We appreciate the leadership of outgoing Secretary Marty Walsh and know Su will continue that same work ethic as head of our nation’s Labor Department. We urge the US Senate to act swiftly and approve her nomination.” – Rhett Buttle, Senior Advisor, Small Businesses for America’s Future
“…We thank President Biden and congratulate Deputy Secretary Su, and look forward to continuing our work with the administration to advance a vision of racial equity that includes Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.” – Gregg Orton, Executive Director, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
“Julie Su understands the experiences of America’s workforce — their values, the challenges they face, & opportunities they deserve. Thank you @POTUS for your intention to nominate Julie Su to serve as our nation’s next Labor Secretary!” – Latino Community Foundation
White House Statement (2/28/23): President Biden Nominates Julie Su for Secretary of the Department of Labor
White House Statement (3/1/23): Remarks by President Biden on his Nomination of Julie Su to Serve as Secretary of Labor
SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management)
SEIU (Service Employees International Union)
AAUW Two-Minute Activist: Confirm Julie Su as Secretary of Labor
The Hill (9/1/23): Acting Labor secretary: ‘I don’t have an intention of going anywhere’
Tribune-Review (9/4/23 – oped by Jule Su) Julie Su: Why I’m spending Labor Day in Pittsburgh
The Cut (8/7/23): The Labor Nominee Making Sure Staffers Get Home for Bedtime
Arizona Capitol Times (7/14/23 – oped by Ajay Purohit, Jay Dhanani and Vinny Patel): Senate should confirm Su as labor secretary | Arizona Capitol Times
United Steel Workers (6/29/23): https://m.usw.org/blog/2023/american-workers-demand-julie-sus-confirmation
The Hill (6/15/23): Biden praises Su for role in reaching labor agreement at West Coast ports
Press Herald (6/8/23): Letter to the editor: Julie Su right pick for labor secretar
Public Private Strategies (6/6/23): Business Leaders Call for Swift Confirmation of Julie Su as Labor Secretary
The Hill (5/25/23 – oped by Gene Seroka): Su has what it takes to be secretary of Labor
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (5/25/23): Julie Su Is the Leader Our Nation Needs at the Department of Labor
Arizona Daily Star (5/19/23 – oped by Lindsay Ruck): I’m a restaurant worker in Arizona. Here’s why I support Julie Su to be the next Labor Secretary
Arizona Daily Star (5/6/23 – oped by Fred Yamashita): Why Julie Su’s Nomination as Secretary of Labor Matters to Asian-Pacific Americans and Beyond
New York Magazine (4/25/23): Why the Right Fears Julie Su
Los Angeles Times (4/24/23 – oped by Micheal Hiltzik): Hiltzik: Big Business tries to block Julie Su’s nomination – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)
POLITICO (4/20/2023): Julie Su: Who is she? Bio, facts and background of the Labor secretary nominee
Common Dreams (4/20/23): Sanders Blasts Corporations ‘Spending Millions’ to Defeat Worker Champion Julie Su
The New Republic (4/20/23): Biden’s Excellent Labor Department Nominee Might Get Sunk—by Democrats
Los Angeles Times (4/18/23): How Julie Su’s successes and setbacks in California shape her contentious nomination for Labor secretary
The 19th News (4/3/23): What a landmark sweatshop case tells us about Julie Su’s approach to labor
Time (3/16/23 – oped by Phillip Elliot): Why Biden’s Pick for Labor Secretary May Be in Trouble
The Guardian (3/12/23): ‘Hard to ignore Julie Su’: Biden’s labor secretary pick fights for confirmation
Ms. Magazine (3/6/23): America Needs Julie Su as the Next Secretary of Labor
Associated Press (3/2/23): Biden says Labor nominee Julie Su represents American dream
The New Republic (3/1/23): Who is Julie Su, Biden’s New Pick for Labor Secretary?