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…

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a rule that updates mandatory overtime pay to roughly 4 million salaried employees. The department announced that those who earn less than $1,128 in weekly salary will be eligible for overtime when they work over 40 hours.

The first salary threshold increase, to $43,888, will be effective July 1. The second increase, to $58,656, will be effective January 1, 2025.

Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su said, “This rule will restore the promise to workers that if you work more than 40 hours in a week, you should be paid more for that time. Too often, lower-paid salaried workers are doing the same job as their hourly counterparts but are spending more time away from their families for no additional pay.“

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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