Machinists Union: Biden Labor Secretary Nominee Julie Su, A Strong Champion for American Workers

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2023 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) released the following statements on the upcoming confirmation vote of acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su to serve as the next secretary of labor:

Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), issued the following statement:

“Acting Secretary Su is exceptionally qualified with both strong experience in labor and policy as a worker advocate and public servant, as she possesses integrity to lead the Department of Labor.

“As a public servant, she has a proven record of commitment to protecting working Americans and ensuring that workplace laws and regulations are enforced accordingly. 

“The IAM calls on the Senate to swiftly move forward to confirm acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su as she is the best choice to advance working families’ priorities and a more inclusive economy.”

David Sullivan, IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President, released the following statement:

“Acting Secretary Su’s record of accomplishments not only demonstrate her ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders, from unions to the business community, but she’s also a leader on promoting equity and economic empowerment for communities across our country.

“Her long record of standing with workers and promoting economic growth speaks for itself – she gets the work done.

 “We urge our Congressional Leaders to support Su’s confirmation and we look forward to continuing to work with our allies in Congress to strengthen and improve the livelihoods of our members, their families and communities.”

The IAM recently sent a letter to the Senate urging them for full support of President Biden’s nomination of Julie Su as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Read full letter here.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers is one of North America’s largest and most diverse industrial trade unions, representing approximately 600,000 active and retired members in the aerospace, defense, airlines, railroad, transit, healthcare, automotive, and other industries.


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