Iron Workers Backs Julie Su’s Nomination for U.S. Secretary of Labor

Mar 01, 2023

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers backs President Joe Biden’s nomination of Julie Su as the next secretary of labor.

“Deputy Secretary Su has an excellent record of being a fierce champion for working people,” Iron Workers General President Eric Dean said. “Her previous work at CA LWDA made important progress in protecting ironworkers. Su has been an active and skilled hand in implementing President Biden’s priorities for over two years and has contributed to the agency’s historic labor partnerships.”

Before working with the Department of Labor, Julie Su served as secretary for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and state labor commissioner. Throughout her career, she has remained true to working families. Most recently, Su has worked alongside Secretary Marty Walsh in advancing a strong, resilient, inclusive economy in line with Biden administration priorities for working people of all backgrounds. Su is a proven leader in advocating for working people and civil rights.

“Our union recognizes the historical precedent that Julie Su would set as the first Asian American woman appointed as labor secretary by a Democratic president,” said Dean. “We endorse the administration’s clear commitment to diversity and would celebrate this step forward.”

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