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Julie Su nominated to become labor secretary

Julie Su, of California, speaks during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Associated Press/Photo by Alex Brandon, File

Julie Su nominated to become labor secretary

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. Labor Department’s current deputy secretary Julie Su is his nomination for the next department head. Su, who formerly led California’s labor department, would fill the role of Martin Walsh, who earlier this month announced his plans to lead the National Hockey League Players’ Association.

What happens next? While the Senate must confirm Biden’s choice, Su will serve as acting secretary in the meantime. Biden said in a statement that she “represented workers who are often invisible” during her work as a civil rights attorney. Meanwhile, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., has called Su’s work “troubling” and “anti-worker.”

Dig deeper: Read Addie Offereins’ recent report about “Inside Safe,” an initiative aimed at finding homes for the homeless in Los Angeles.

Elias Ferenczy

Elias Ferenczy is a breaking news intern for WORLD. He’s a graduate of WORLD Journalism Institute and Covenant College.

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