Bloomberg Law
July 13, 2021, 7:28 PMUpdated: July 13, 2021, 8:57 PM

Tensions Await Julie Su in Shaping Role as Labor’s Deputy (1)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

Julie Su’s confirmation as deputy labor secretary gives the Biden administration an experienced employment law regulator known for prioritizing vulnerable workers, but raises questions about how much influence she’ll have in setting the president’s workplace policy agenda.

The Senate voted 50-47 Tuesday to approve Su as second-in-command at the U.S. Labor Department, ending months of delay from Republican resistance to her California credentials.

Far more challenging political pressures await as Su transitions from California labor secretary to deputy at the federal level.

The foremost question is how she’ll gel with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, who only six months ago ...

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