Julie Su, Acting Secretary of Labor

Julie Su

Acting Secretary of Labor

Julie A. Su was born in February 1969, in Madison, Wisconsin. She earned an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and received her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. She has taught at UCLA Law School and Northeastern Law School.  

She began her legal career at the Asia-Pacific American Legal Center, later working as a litigation director for Advancing Justice L.A., a nonprofit civil rights organization. Governor Jerry Brown appointed Su as head of the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. She later served as Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. 

Su was nominated by President Joe Biden to be the Deputy Secretary of Labor. She was confirmed by the Senate and assumed office in July 2021. She has since been nominated to be the Secretary of Labor, and that nomination is still pending. In the meantime, she has been the Acting Secretary of Labor since March 2023. 

In the News…

America’s job growth slowed in October with fewer jobs added to the economy than had been expected. The unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent at the same time. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su said the administration had been anticipating the report.  

“We have been focused on making sure that the good jobs are being created across the economy because of historic investments, that every community has access to those jobs. I get to travel around the country to see programs that are specifically targeting communities of color, women, and in particular, Black women for the construction jobs, for example,” she added. 

She said, “The president has called for and called for Congress to make sure that there are investments in a childcare infrastructure that can help support the rest of the nation’s infrastructure.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Acting Secretary Su today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Julie Su, Secretary
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210


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