Bloomberg Law
Nov. 24, 2020, 10:01 AM

California’s Su Rises in Biden Labor Chief Race as Unions Split

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

Organized labor’s divide over at least three White men they’re promoting for Joe Biden‘s selection as labor secretary has vaulted another candidate with a lower national profile, California Labor Secretary Julie Su, into stronger contention for the job.

The splintering in union support spread among Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has created an opening for Su to quietly gain momentum in the race to be the president-elect’s U.S. Labor Department leader, according national and state labor officials, Obama administration alums, worker advocates, and others in close communication with the ...

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