Rosen Urges Labor Secretary Nominee to Ensure Federally-Funded Projects Use Project Labor Agreements

Earlier this Year, Senator Rosen Called On Julie Su To Be Nominated As Secretary Of Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) met with Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su, who has been nominated to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor, to discuss the need for projects that receive federal funding to hire union labor. During their meeting, Senator Rosen urged Ms. Su to ensure that Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) were being used for projects stemming from legislation Senator Rosen helped pass, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the bipartisan CHIPS And Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act. Senator Rosen also talked about registered apprenticeships with Ms. Su and ways that they can work together to bring more to Nevada. The Senator also reiterated her support for Ms. Su’s historic nomination.

“I’ll always support Nevada’s workers, and that includes making sure union labor is being used in federal-funded projects in our state. I was pleased to meet with Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su and urge her to ensure Project Labor Agreements are being utilized in projects receiving federal funding across Nevada and our nation,” said Senator Rosen. “In the Labor Department, Julie Su has championed workers’ rights and increased opportunities for workers to earn while they learn through registered apprenticeships. I’m confident she will continue her strong support for workers as the next Secretary of Labor.”

Earlier this year, Senator Rosen joined fellow members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus in urging President Biden to nominate Julie Su as Secretary of Labor. If confirmed, Su would be the first Asian American member of President Biden’s Cabinet.