Padilla Statement on the Nomination of Julie Su for Secretary of Labor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) released the following statement after President Biden nominated Julie Su to serve as Secretary of the Department of Labor:

“Julie Su is the pioneering labor champion that workers deserve leading the Department of Labor, and I applaud President Biden’s choice to do right by millions of hardworking Americans.

“The proud daughter of immigrants from China, Julie has a proven record of protecting workers’ rights and fighting for safer workplaces across the country. She also knows personally the sacrifices working families often face to make ends meet. Her parents worked hard for decades in minimum wage jobs before establishing and growing their small business. They instilled in Julie a strong work ethic that led her to fight tirelessly for workers as a labor lawyer, California Labor Secretary, and Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

“It was a privilege to work alongside her as she led a campaign in California to help low-wage workers understand their rights and feel safe speaking up about labor law abuses. Her experience and qualifications will fundamentally strengthen American labor in the years ahead. I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting her nomination.”


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