Julie Su Confirmation will Help the Small Business Community Grow

For Immediate Release: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on confirming the next U.S. Labor Secretary

“We are pleased that the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee has voted to advance the nomination of Julie Su to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. We continue to support Acting Secretary Su in this role and remain confident that she is well-equipped to lead the Department. 

Su possesses deep expertise in workplace rights and is exceedingly qualified to serve as Secretary of Labor. We enjoyed working with her at California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency, where she co-led the California Future of Work Commission. We saw firsthand how she was able to support a modernized benefits infrastructure that would bolster the small business ecosystem. Her work in California enabled her to successfully jump quickly into the role of Deputy Secretary and serve as a critical partner to Secretary Walsh, leading essential programs to build long-term success for small businesses and their employees. 

Her long-time experience working with the business community and her understanding that both employees and employers benefit from a modern workforce infrastructure grounded on quality jobs underscore the fact that she is the right person to be at the helm of the Labor Department. 

We urge the Senate to confirm Julie Su as the Secretary of Labor as soon as possible."  


About Small Business Majority

Small Business Majority is a national small business organization that empowers America's diverse entrepreneurs to build a thriving and equitable economy. We engage our network of more than 85,000 small businesses and 1,500 business and community organizations to advocate for public policy solutions and deliver resources to entrepreneurs that promote equitable small business growth. Our deep connections with the small business community along with our scientific research enable us to educate the public about key issues impacting America’s entrepreneurs, with a special focus on advancing the smallest businesses and those facing systemic inequalities. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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