Dear Majority Leader Schumer:
The National Employment Lawyers’ Association (NELA) and the National Institute for Workers’ Rights strongly urge a vote on President Biden’s Labor Secretary nominee Julie Su next week.
NELA members advocate for equality and justice for workers across the country every day, and we work closely with the Department of Labor to enforce the laws that protect the rights of workers. In our experience, both workers and employers benefit from clear leadership and direction from the agencies that enforce the laws governing the workplace.
Julie Su is an excellent, well-qualified choice to continue the work that she has helped guide and shape as Deputy Secretary under Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. Her leadership and track record at DOL is critical in protecting workers’ rights and leveling the playing field for employers who follow the rules. Ensuring continuity in leadership is important to a number of key issues facing the nation and its workforce, including improving access to the quality jobs created as part of the recent federal investments in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, CHIPS Act, and Inflation Reduction Act.
The time is now to vote on her nomination, and we very much hope that the Senate votes in favor.
Jeffrey A. Mittman
National Employment Lawyers Association
National Institute for Workers’ Rights