Today, President Biden nominated Julie Su to serve as Secretary of the Department of Labor. Su has served as the deputy secretary of labor since July 2021.
Su, a Stanford University and Harvard Law School graduate, has specialized in legal work focused on civil rights and workers’ rights. She served as the California labor commissioner from 2011 to 2018. She later served as the secretary for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency before she was confirmed as the deputy secretary of labor.
Su’s nomination must be approved by the Senate. If confirmed, Su would replace Marty Walsh, who announced last month that he will step down as the agency’s leader in mid-March for an opportunity to lead the National Hockey League Players Association.
“On behalf of NALC, I congratulate Julie Su on this important nomination,” President Brian L. Renfroe said. “She is a strong supporter of unions and has been a lifelong defender of workers’ rights. She has the background and vision to successfully lead the agency.
“We also thank our union brother Secretary Walsh for his service. American workers are better positioned thanks to his leadership. We have enjoyed working with him and look forward to continuing working with Julie Su. We urge the Senate to confirm her nomination swiftly.”