Mar 3, 2023 | News Story

AFL-CIO Applauds Nomination of Julie Su to Become Nation’s Next Secretary of Labor

On Tuesday, President Biden announced his nomination of Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su to succeed Marty Walsh as the next U.S. Secretary of Labor. AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler issued the following statement:

"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 AFL-CIO is thrilled with her historic nomination to become our nation’s next secretary of labor."

"From her beginnings protecting immigrants and other vulnerable workers, to fiercely combatting wage theft and the abuse of low-wage workers in California, to her leadership of the U.S. Department of Labor with Secretary Marty Walsh, Su has distinguished herself as a principled fighter for the basic rights of every worker, no matter where we’re from or what kind of work we do. At this pivotal moment in history, that’s precisely the leadership America’s working people need in their next secretary of labor." Read the full statement here.