President Joe Biden on Tuesday formally despatched Julie Su’s nomination as the brand new Labor Secretary to the Senate.
Su, who at the moment serves as Deputy Labor Secretary, would change Marty Walsh, who’s leaving his submit this month as Labor Secretary to grow to be the top of the Nationwide Hockey League’s gamers’ union.
Walsh stated on March 1, after Biden introduced his intent to appoint Su, that as Deputy Secretary, “Julie’s achievements — prioritizing rights and protections for essentially the most weak staff; driving our fairness work; attracting numerous, world-class expertise into public service; modernizing workforce improvement and unemployment insurance coverage techniques; and deepening our engagement with state and native governments — have been broad and deep.”
Su, Walsh defined, “is a lifelong champion of America’s staff, and I’ve the utmost confidence in her capability to maintain the work of the division and advance the President’s imaginative and prescient of an economic system that places staff first and leaves nobody behind.”
Sen. Invoice Cassidy, R-La., the rating member of the Senate Well being, Training, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, expressed a really completely different view of Su late Tuesday in a press release: Su “has a troubling report and is at the moment overseeing the Division of Labor’s improvement of anti-worker rules that may dismantle the gig economic system. This doesn’t encourage confidence in her capability to carry her present place, not to mention be promoted,” he stated.
The HELP Committee, Cassidy added, “ought to have a full and thorough listening to course of to judge” Su’s nomination.