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ICYMI: Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su continues Good Jobs Summer Tour; visits Alabama, Florida, Arizona

WASHINGTON – To highlight the investments and priorities of the most pro-worker, pro-union administration in history, Acting Secretary Su is traveling the country this summer to engage with workers and employers on the department’s commitment to improving job quality and fighting for workers. By investing federal resources that create pathways to good jobs for all communities, the Biden-Harris administration is making good on its promise to grow the economy from the middle out and the bottom up. 

Earlier this month, Acting Secretary Su visited Phoenix, and Birmingham, Alabama, to announce that both cities are committed to adopting and implementing the department’s Good Jobs Principles. Watch coverage of the signing in Phoenix.

On Monday, June 17, Acting Secretary Su traveled to Tamarac, Florida, to tour an emergency response and property restoration provider’s training facility and then gather with other industry professionals to announce a public-private partnership to promote quality jobs that ensure climate resilience. Acting Secretary Su was joined by representatives from the non-profit Resilience Force as well as Signal Restoration Services and PuroClean, two national residential and commercial property restoration companies, at a Tamarac worker training facility. This event showcased the benefits of the investments made through a Critical Sectors Job Quality Grant awarded by the department to Resilience Force in September 2023 to support the development of good jobs in the climate resilience sector. 

Read coverage of the Good Jobs Summer tour here: Secretary of Labor visits Birmingham to bring people in from the sidelines for ‘Good Jobs’

By Joseph Bryant | 6/12/2024 

“The acting U.S. Labor Secretary brought her national ‘Good Jobs Summer Tour’ to Birmingham, where she pledged a federal commitment to promoting, retaining, and growing quality employment for the city and the state.‘I am here because Alabama matters. I am here because Birmingham matters,’ Julie Su said during her presentation Wednesday at the North Birmingham Library.”

CBS 42: City of Birmingham hosts ‘Good Jobs Summer Tour’

By Scott Marshall | 6/12/2024 

“A new initiative in Birmingham is aiming to improve workplaces for the city’s workforce. In a press conference Wednesday morning, U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced the city of Birmingham’s signing of the “Good Jobs Alliance.” The alliance is a part of the labor department’s “Good Jobs Summer Tour,” which is making stops across the nation.” 

Spectrum: 'Partnership for a Resilient America' to train workers to prepare for hurricane season

By Corina Cappabianca | 6/19/2024 

“Acting U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Julie Su traveled to South Florida this week for the announcement of the new program. Su is visiting various states as part of the department’s ‘Good Jobs Summer Tour.’ 

‘As our country deals with more and more extreme weather caused by climate change, we’ll rely even more on workers who are well-trained to rebuild communities impacted by disaster. And the essential jobs they do must be good jobs. The Department of Labor is putting our resources, our expertise, and our vision into this work,’ Su said.”

Office of the Secretary
June 20, 2024
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