SMART statement on the nomination of Julie Su for secretary of labor

February 28, 2023

On February 28, President Biden announced his intent to nominate current Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su to serve as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. In response, SMART issued the following statement:  

“For decades Julie Su has fought tirelessly for the rights of working people, from her time as a civil rights attorney, to her tenure as California labor secretary, to her current position as United States deputy secretary of labor. Workers of all walks of life have benefited from her advocacy, particularly her fierce struggle against worker misclassification and wage theft – two issues that are rampant in the construction industry.   

“No matter her title or role, Su works to ensure safer workplaces and stronger protections for all. She has demonstrated her willingness to stand with workers and SMART members since joining the Department of Labor, helping spearhead this administration’s focus on building an economy from the bottom up and the middle out. We look forward to working with her to advance the interests of our members and the working class, and we urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Julie Su as United States secretary of labor.”