STATEMENT: A Better Balance Applauds the Nomination of Julie Su for U.S. Labor Secretary

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The following is a statement from A Better Balance Co-Presidents Sherry Leiwant and Dina Bakst: 

“We are thrilled by the nomination of Julie Su, a longtime champion of workplace equity, to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. As the Deputy Secretary of Labor, Su has already proven to be an invaluable leader and champion of workers. Working families will be in the best of hands with Julie Su as the Secretary of Labor.

Throughout her long career, Su has shown at every turn an unwavering dedication to the rights and dignity of working people and an intersectional approach to advancing racial, gender, and economic justice for marginalized communities. 

As Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Su’s work on the ground in the state to push for racial, economic, and gender justice for workers has played a key role in creating more equitable workplaces for millions. Su’s precedent-setting enforcement of state labor laws helped to ensure fairer and more just workplaces for both employees and employers. Her work as civil rights attorney to protect low-wage and immigrant workers, including victims of crime and human trafficking, from exploitation and abuse on the job demonstrates her commitment to fighting for populations that are most vulnerable to workplace inequity, and we know that she will continue to make great strides towards a brighter future for working families on the national stage in this role. We look forward to seeing Su confirmed to President Biden’s Cabinet, and to working with the agency to meet the needs of all working people and their families.”

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