February 28, 2024

ICYMI: Acting Secretary Su visits diverse communities, spotlights Biden-Harris administration investments in good jobs, support for unions

WASHINGTON – As part of the most pro-worker, pro-union administration in history, Acting Secretary Su is traveling the country to engage with workers, visiting Oregon and Mississippi over the past two weeks. During the visits, she spoke with a diverse group of workers and community leaders about the Biden-Harris administration’s ongoing commitment to creating opportunities for all workers and building an economy from the middle out and the bottom up.

February 14, 2024

US Department of Labor releases updated Equity Action Plan, part of Biden-Harris administration commitment to advance equity, economic justice

WASHINGTON – As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s whole-of-government equity agenda, the U.S. Department of Labor today released its updated Equity Action Plan to support the administration’s advancement of racial equity through executive orders and other federal mechanisms. 

February 2, 2024

Statement by Acting Secretary of Labor Su on January jobs report

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su issued the following statement on the January 2024 Employment Situation report: 

“Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the American economy added 353,000 jobs in January, bringing the total jobs created under President Biden to 14.8 million. The unemployment rate held at its steady, low rate of 3.7 percent. This continues a two-year trend of a jobless rate under four percent, the longest stretch in more than 50 years.  

February 1, 2024

ICYMI: Acting Secretary Su travels to Pennsylvania, South Carolina; spotlights Biden-Harris administration investments in good jobs, workforce training, support for unions

WASHINGTON – This week, Acting Secretary Su traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Columbia, South Carolina, to highlight how the Biden-Harris administration’s pro-worker agenda is making a positive impact in communities across the country.

January 23, 2024

Acting US Secretary of Labor Julie Su issues statement on annual union membership data

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics release of its annual Union Membership data:

January 12, 2024

READOUT: Acting Secretary Su holds roundtable with Arriba Las Vegas Workers Center

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su joined members and leaders of Arriba Las Vegas Workers Center on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, for a roundtable discussion on protections for immigrant workers and their enforcement.

January 8, 2024

Joint statement by Acting Secretary of Labor Su, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Burrows on anniversary of PWFA, PUMP Act

WASHINGTONActing Secretary of Labor Julie Su and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Charlotte A. Burrows today issued a joint statement to mark the first anniversary of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act:

“On Dec. 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law much-needed and long overdue workplace protections for pregnant and nursing workers. We celebrate the first anniversary of legislation that so many long fought for to create more equitable workplaces. 

January 5, 2024

Statement by Acting Secretary of Labor Su on December jobs report

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su issued the following statement on the December 2023 Employment Situation report: 

“Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the American economy added 216,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent, continuing the longest stretch of unemployment below four percent in more than 50 years. Today’s numbers demonstrate an economy that’s growing at a strong and steady pace, which was a consistent story throughout 2023. 

December 20, 2023

READOUT: Acting Secretary Su announces action to support efficient construction projects while creating good-paying jobs

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su joined General Services Administrator Robin Carnahan, Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director for Management Jason Miller, Rep. Shontel Brown, and Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb in Cleveland on Dec.

December 19, 2023

US Department of Labor joins 6 federal agencies in agreement to implement American Climate Corps

WASHINGTON Today, the Biden-Harris administration is taking critical steps to advance the American Climate Corps, a landmark initiative announced by President Biden in September 2023 to train the next generation of clean energy, conservation and climate resilience workers, while putting them on a path to good-paying union jobs. 

December 8, 2023

Statement by Acting Secretary of Labor Su on November jobs report

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su issued the following statement on the November 2023 Employment Situation report: 

“Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the American economy added 199,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.7 percent, continuing 22 straight months of an unemployment rate under 4 percent. Not since 1970 has unemployment been this low for this length of time, demonstrating once again that Bidenomics is working.

November 30, 2023

READOUT: Acting Secretary Su convened business leaders, investors, workers for ‘New Frontiers for Empowering Workers and Business’

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su welcomed business and finance leaders, workers and worker advocates to the department’s Washington headquarters on Nov. 28, 2023, to discuss the case for businesses, investors and related entities to expand their practical understanding of the benefits of worker voice.

Participants included leadership from Microsoft, New York City Comptroller Brad Lander, the AFL-CIO, a Communications Workers of America worker-leader and organizer, and other business and labor leaders and worker advocates.

November 21, 2023

Acting Secretary Su appoints two members to Administrative Review Board

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su has appointed two new members of the Administrative Review Board

November 16, 2023

READOUT: Acting Secretary Su delivers remarks at launch of Presidential Memorandum on global labor rights

SAN FRANCISCO – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su today joined Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai in San Francisco at the launch of the Presidential Memorandum on Advancing Worker Empowerment, Rights, and High Labor Standards Globally

Below are Acting Secretary Su’s remarks, as delivered:

November 13, 2023

US Department of Labor kicks off 9th annual National Apprenticeship Week

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the start of National Apprenticeship Week, an annual event that includes plans in 2023 for more than 1,300 events and proclamations nationwide, united by the theme, “Registered Apprenticeship: Superhighway to Good Jobs.”

November 13, 2023

READOUT: Acting Secretary of Labor Su, Secretary of Education Cardona, White House officials celebrate youth apprentices at graduation ceremony

WASHINGTON – At Department of Labor’s headquarters in Washington today, Acting Secretary Julie Su, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Domestic Policy Advisor to the President Neera Tanden, Department of Commerce Senior Counselor Zoe Baird, and other public and private sector leaders gathered to kick off National Apprenticeship Week 2023 with a graduation ceremony for students who recently completed apprenticeship programs. 

November 3, 2023

READOUT: Acting Secretary of Labor Su announces publication of sample employment agreements for domestic workers, employers in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su delivered the keynote address at CareFe

November 3, 2023

Statement by Acting Secretary of Labor Su on October jobs report

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su issued the following statement on the October 2023 Employment Situation report. 

“Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the American economy added 150,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, marking 21 straight months of a jobless rate below 4 percent. These numbers reflect an economy that is growing at a healthy and sustainable pace, with an average monthly gain of 204,000 jobs over the past three months.  

October 30, 2023

Statement by Acting Secretary Su on third tentative agreement between the United Auto Workers and major US auto companies

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su released the following statement today after a tentative labor agreement was reached between the United Auto Workers and General Motors:  

October 28, 2023

Acting Secretary Su applauds tentative agreement by UAW, Stellantis

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su released the following statement today after a tentative labor agreement was reached between the United Auto Workers and Stellantis: 

“Congratulations to the UAW and Stellantis for their dedication and focus in reaching a hard-won tentative agreement. The significance of this historic achievement coming just days after the UAW and Ford reached an agreement cannot be overstated.