BAC Congratulates Julie Su on Successful Vote Out of HELP Committee
[Washington, D.C.] – International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) President Timothy J. Driscoll released the following statement today:
BAC commends the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee for advancing Julie Su’s nomination for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to the Senate floor.
As DOL Deputy Secretary, Su has worked with former Secretary Marty Walsh to fulfill the Department’s mission to protect the rights of working families. Together, they effectively represented workers, the business community, and all of DOL’s stakeholders. The confirmation of Deputy Secretary Su will ensure a smooth transition for the Department and the people it serves.
As Deputy Secretary, Su served as Chief Operating Officer of DOL, managing the Department’s over $14 billion budget and more than 16,000 federal employees. She has expertise on the laws and programs under the Department’s jurisdiction and first-hand experience making the DOL work efficiently. This, combined with her experience as Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Agency, make her uniquely qualified to hit the ground running and continue the work of Secretary Walsh and the Biden Administration.
During the hearing, Deputy Secretary Su showed her clear dedication to workers and their families. She continued to strongly support workers’ right to organize. She also highlighted the value of certified apprenticeship programs to provide workers a path to a middle-class life, while in turn growing a skilled pool of workers for contractors to utilize.
We now urge the Senate to swiftly bring Julie Su’s nomination to the Senate floor and vote to confirm her.