WASHINGTON, DC (UNF NEWS) – U.S. President Joe Biden and United States Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su deliver remarks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on March 1, 2023. President Joe Biden announced the nomination of Julie Su to serve as the United States Secretary of Labor. Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris attended the event in the East Room. U.S. President Joe Biden told attendees in the East Room a backstory of Julie Su and her accolades.
“Julie knows in her bones as well the people who get up every morning and go to work and bust their necks just to make an honest living deserve something — someone to fight on their side to give them an even shot. Just a — just a shot so they don’t get stiffed. Well, that’s been happening to too many workers for much too long. Fighting to make sure they have a fair shot is — and no one is left behind. Julie has spent her life fighting for that vision, her entire professional career.”, President Biden said.
Julie Su became emotional and overwhelmed with gratitude for the President nominating and placing trust in her to be the Secretary of Labor. “I believe in the transformative power of America, and I know the transformative power of a good job. I know because it was the kind of job that my mom got that had predictable hours, paid sick leave, health benefits, a secure income, and a pension when she retired. A union job that gave my parents a path to the middle class and gave our family the kind of breathing room that the President talks about. We have never had a President who has made workers, worker wellbeing, and worker power so central to his vision of a strong nation and a strong economy. Mr. President, when you said you wanted to be the most pro-worker, pro-union President in history and restore decency and build the middle class, I said, “Sign me up for that.” I want to help do that and it’s been my honor to be the Deputy Secretary. Those shared values are what I will work to make real every day.”, Julie Su said.
Following the event, the Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris, the Cabinet and other distinguished guests were invited on-stage by the U.S. President. The President and The Vice President took selfies with the audience members and mingled with attendees before leaving the East Room of the White House Wednesday morning.