FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644
Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on Nomination of Julie Su to the US Department of Labor
“Fighting for working people is in Julie Su’s DNA. Over her distinguished career in California, she has tackled some of the most difficult issues facing workers today with vigor, always with justice as her beacon. Her forceful advocacy for low-wage and vulnerable workers on issues ranging from health and safety to wage theft to protecting the right to join a union has left an indelible mark in California.
“We have no doubt Su will bring that passion and drive to new levels as part of the leadership at the US Department of Labor. While it’s a sad day for us in California, we’re thrilled that the rest of the nation will benefit from Su’s dedication and deep commitment to improving the lives of American workers. We thank President Biden for making this nomination, and can’t wait to get to work with Su and the new Department of Labor leadership on addressing the myriad challenges facing workers in this incredibly difficult economic environment.”