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ATU applauds President Biden’s Nomination of Julie Su for U.S. Labor Secretary

Silver Spring, MD – Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President John Costa released the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s nomination of Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su for U.S. Labor Secretary:  

“The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) applauds President Joe Biden’s nomination of Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. A visionary and principled leader, Su has fought for the rights and dignity of working people and their families throughout her career including over the past few years as a trusted deputy to Secretary Marty Walsh. She would be the first Asian American to serve in a secretary-level role in President Biden’s Cabinet.

“A champion of the underrepresented for nearly three decades, Su has devoted her life to advancing workers’ rights, workplace protections, and employment opportunities for all. The daughter of immigrant parents, she became a civil rights attorney fighting wage theft for low-wage and immigrant workers before rising to serve as the Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. Su has since been confirmed by the Senate for her current role as Deputy Secretary of Labor.

“As the largest labor organization representing transit workers in the United States and Canada, upon her confirmation, we look forward to immediately working with Deputy Secretary Su to strengthen labor protections and improve safety measures for our members, who have seen a growing epidemic of attacks and violence on public transit, and to continue President Biden’s initiatives to create a more inclusive and equitable economy for all.”