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ATU Urges Senate to Confirm Julie Su as U.S. Labor Secretary

Silver Spring, MD –  Calling her a nationally recognized expert on workers' rights and civil rights, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), the largest transit union in North America, called on the Senate to confirm Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

“Julie Su is unmistakenly pro-union, and she understands that when organized labor is strong, the Middle Class thrives, and workers win. She has been an invaluable partner to the ATU as we work to build out labor-management apprenticeships in the transit and school bus industries to ensure that our members have the skills they need to keep up with changing technology,” ATU International President John Costa wrote in a letter to the Senate urging the confirmation of Su.

A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School,  Su has dedicated her distinguished legal career to advancing justice on behalf of poor and disenfranchised communities. Pointing out that President Biden nominated Su to lead the DOL on February 28, 2023, the Union called it disgraceful that the Senate has failed to confirm one of the most qualified people to ever be nominated to lead this critical agency for an entire year.  

“Su is also a role model to millions of Asian Americans who are trying to make ends meet. Given her extraordinary background and achievements, why on Earth wouldn’t every U.S. Senator vote to confirm this trailblazing woman?” Costa’s letter continued. “The American people deserve to see Julie Su as the official head of the DOL as soon as possible. Please stop wasting valuable time and vote to confirm her nomination today.”