CFT Applauds President Biden’s Appointment of Julie Su as U.S. Labor Secretary
Sacramento, CA — CFT released the following statement from President Jeff Freitas and Vice President Kent Wong:
“By appointing Julie Su as U.S. Labor Secretary, President Biden has made it clear that his dedication to a worker centered labor movement in this country continues to be a priority for this administration. Su has long been a tireless advocate for workers in California and across the country and has a track record of success with both employers and the labor movement. CFT worked closely with her during her time as California Labor Secretary and we intend to continue that positive working relationship.
“Julie Su also joins Biden’s cabinet as its only Asian American member. As AAPI hate continues to rise across our country, we are grateful to see representation of the community at such a high level and hope to see her appointment serve as inspiration for the AAPI students we serve in our schools.”
CFT – A Union of Educators and Classified Professionals represents 120,000 teachers, faculty, and school employees in public and private schools and colleges, from early childhood through higher education. It is the statewide affiliate of the AFT.