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APALA Applauds President Biden’s Nomination of Julie Su to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor
Washington D.C. - APALA is thrilled at the news that President Biden intends to nominate Julie Su to serve as Secretary of the Department of Labor. Julie has been a champion for workers throughout her career and has the experience and track record of success needed to lead the Department of Labor. As the first and only organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) union members and allies, we applaud the Biden Administration for its first nomination of an AAPI Cabinet Secretary and we are excited to continue working with Julie Su to advance policies that empower workers and strengthen workplace protections.
Currently serving as the Deputy Secretary of Labor, Julie has continued to fight tirelessly for justice for immigrant workers and directly supported workforce development, health, safety, and wage theft enforcement that has benefited millions of workers. APALA is excited to continue working with Julie to elevate the voices of AAPI workers and to encourage high road employment practices. Julie has been a proud member of APALA since our founding in 1992 and is featured on the cover of our 30th anniversary book, Asian American Workers Rising.
Sandra Engle (UAW), Secretary of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance's National Executive Board said, “We applaud President Biden for his announcement and will continue to support Julie Su to be the next Secretary of the Department of Labor. Julie brings decades of leadership experience in worker’s rights and a track record of implementing progressive policies to protect women, immigrants and workers of color. APALA urges the Senate to take up Julie Su’s nomination quickly so that the Department of Labor can continue building a stronger and more inclusive economy for workers.”
Founded in 1992, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO, is the first and only national organization of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) workers, most of whom are union members and our allies, building power for AAPI workers and communities.