SEARAC Applauds President Biden’s Nomination of Julie Su as US Secretary of Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – SEARAC is proud to support President Biden’s nomination of Deputy Secretary Julie Su to become the next US Secretary of Labor. Her outstanding leadership, wide breadth of experience, and long-standing commitment to the rights of working-class Americans across all communities reflect her qualifications to lead the Department of Labor.

“We applaud President Biden’s nomination of Julie Su as the 30th Secretary of Labor and as the first Asian American Cabinet Secretary to serve in the Biden Administration,” said Katrina Dizon Mariategue, SEARAC Acting Executive Director. “As a champion of workers’ rights and fair labor practices, we look to her leadership to protect Southeast Asian American workers, many of whom are low-wage workers. Her nomination is a historic moment for Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander representation — a critical step in feeling seen in the labor, workforce, and employment initiatives set forth by the Department of Labor. SEARAC urges Congress to move swiftly to confirm Julie Su as the next US Secretary of Labor.”