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Washington, DC - Earlier this month, Julie Su was confirmed to become the first Asian American woman Deputy Secretary of Labor! APALA congratulates Julie Su on her achievement and looks forward to working with her on progressive policies for working people. She is also confirmed to be a keynote speaker at APALA’s 16th Biennial Convention this August 8th! Please visit APALAconvention.org to register.
APALA National President, Monica Thammarath, said: “Julie Su is a strong Deputy Secretary of Labor with experience fighting for immigrant workers, workers of color, and women workers and her work is critical to ensuring that our communities aren’t left behind as we build back better and recover from the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.”
APALA Founding President, California Federation of Labor Vice President and Director of the UCLA Labor Center Kent Wong, said: “I can think of no one better to serve as the Deputy Secretary of Labor than Julie Su. Her entire career has been spent advocating for working people. She has directly supported workforce development, health, safety, and wage theft enforcement that has benefited millions of workers. Ms. Su was staff attorney for the Asian Americans Advancing Justice which represented the Thai garment workers from El Monte, California, who were held in slavery. Alongside working with other community partners like the Thai Community Development Center, the effort resulted in a major breakthrough in California to demand that manufacturers and retailers are held liable for the sweatshop conditions in the garment factories that produce their clothes.”
We look forward to Deputy Secretary Julie Su’s address to APALA members at the Convention!