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LMTA Voices Concerns About Labor Secretary Nomination

LMTA Voices Concerns About Labor Secretary Nomination

Letter to Senators Cassidy and Kennedy

The Honorable Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.                                  

United States Senate                                                                    

455 Dirksen Senate Office Building                                             

Washington, D.C. 20510                                                             

The Honorable John Kennedy

United States Senate

437 Russell Senate Building

Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senators Cassidy and Kennedy:

On behalf of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association and our 90,000 transportation workers, I respectfully ask you to oppose the nomination of Julie Su to be Secretary of Labor.

Based on Ms. Su’s record in public service, we are deeply concerned about the potential of her leadership of the U.S. Department of Labor, a critical agency that regulates employers and employees in Louisiana. During her time as Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Ms. Su supported a devastating law known as A.B. 5 that threatens the livelihood of independent entrepreneurs and franchisees. Additionally, as Deputy Secretary of Labor, Ms. Su has supported state legislation (A.B. 257) to empower an unelected board of government appointees to dictate the wages and working conditions of independently owned restaurants in California. Although California voters overturned parts of A.B. 5, we are concerned that Ms. Su would seek to nationalize California’s harmful policies, harming independent workers, specifically truckers, that play a critical role in the Louisiana economy and workforce.

Again, we are alarmed that Ms. Su’s anti-small business record shows that she will likely stretch the law, rather than enforce the law, as Labor Secretary in a manner that would shutter small businesses and increase costs for consumers, especially as the economy continues to struggle. As you know, small businesses employ a significant percentage of our state’s workforce. Time and time again, you have stood up for these small employers that keep our state’s economy flourishing, and we respectfully ask you to do so again by opposing the nomination of Julie Su to be Secretary of Labor.


C. Renee Amar

Executive Director

Louisiana Motor Transport Association

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