APABA Statement on the Nomination of Julie Su to U.S. Secretary of Labor

Friday, March 03, 2023 6:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA - Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County (APABA) President Erica Yen issued the following statement on the nomination of Julie Su as U.S. Secretary of Labor:

"On behalf of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, we celebrate President Biden’s historic nomination of Los Angeles County's own Ms. Julie Su to U.S. Secretary of Labor. If confirmed, she will be the first Asian American to serve in his Cabinet as a department secretary.

"Over the course of her career, Ms. Su has been passionately committed to protecting workers' rights, fighting against workplace discrimination and unfair labor practices, and driving constant improvements for the workforce -- as a civil rights attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California (formerly Asian Pacific American Legal Center), as California Labor Commissioner, as Secretary of California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency, and currently as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor. She is more than qualified and well-prepared to lead the U.S. Department of Labor.

"APABA endorsed Ms. Su for this position in 2020. APABA also awarded her with its 2020 Trailblazer Award for her significant contributions to workers' rights and for being the first Asian American woman to serve as California Labor Secretary. Previously in 2011, APABA awarded Ms. Su with a Public Service Award to recognize her ongoing commitment to safeguarding the rights and lives of workers.

"We urge the Senate to confirm her nomination quickly, and we look forward to Ms. Su's leadership in the U.S. Department of Labor on behalf of all Americans."
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