Press Release

BAC Commends President Biden on Nomination of Julie Su as Department of Labor Secretary

[Washington, D.C.] – The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) is thrilled with President Biden’s nomination of Julie Su for Secretary of the Department of Labor. 

Current US Department of Labor Deputy Secretary, Su has proven herself in California and in Washington, D.C., to be a fierce ally for working people. When serving as California’s Labor Secretary, she fought against misclassification of workers and wage theft. Policies that she put in place had an immediate impact on construction workers across the state.

Su is not afraid to use all avenues in the law to crack down on corporate greed and worker exploitation. When the federal and state laws were not enough to stop corporations from abusing California workers unjustly labeled “independent contractors,” Su proposed and worked to pass new legislation, AB 5, to address the problem.

Since coming to the federal stage, Su continues to prove she is the right person for the job, taking a key role with the Department’s Good Jobs Initiative.  

“Deputy Secretary Su will aptly fill the vacancy left by Secretary Marty Walsh. Her dedication to working families, and the labor movement, is clear,” said BAC President Tim Driscoll. “We call on the Senate to swiftly confirm her in this new role, and look forward to working with her in the future.”