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