Washington, D.C. — Senator Ted Budd (R-NC) and 32 Republican Senators have sent a letter to President Biden, urging him to withdraw the nomination of Julie Su to be Secretary of the Department of Labor.
The letter was signed by a total of 33 U.S. Senators.
Highlights of the letter include:
“Her track record and unwillingness to provide clarity to her past positions and the actions she would take as Secretary of Labor continue to raise concerns about her nomination.”
“In her capacity as the head of California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Ms. Su was the architect of a law that forced independent contractors in the state to reclassify themselves as W-2 employees, and she did not hesitate to express her willingness to enforce this law, threatening investigations and audits to the wage claim process for workers who did not comply.”
“Strong concerns from the small business community have also been expressed over Ms. Su’s approach to the current franchise business model, citing her support of California legislation that gave authority to government appointees to make decisions regarding wages and working conditions at independently owned restaurants across the state.”