Su has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to ensuring that all working people are treated with dignity and are able to enjoy basic protections in the workplace. As the deputy secretary of labor, Su worked side-by-side with former Secretary Marty Walsh to advance the vision of a strong, resilient, and inclusive economy with worker well-being at its center. Su has played a leading role in the development of President Biden’s Good Jobs Initiative, which has helped to improve job standards in government contracting and grant making and ensuring that the opportunities presented by once-in-a-generation infrastructure investments are broadly shared.
Under Su’s leadership as deputy secretary, the department has acted to raise wages and improve conditions for workers by raising the minimum wage for federal contractors, strengthening protections for tipped workers, and proposing that more workers be protected as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act — actions that expand opportunity for all while advancing equity for groups disproportionately employed in those sectors.
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