Biden’s ‘nightmare’ Labor nominee under fire from small businesses, contract workers

Small business owners, contract workers, freelancers and franchisees have kicked off a nationwide push to derail President Biden’s nominee to head the Labor Department, beginning with a six-figure ad campaign in states where vulnerable Democratic senators are up for re-election in 2024.

The “Stand Against Su” is a coalition launched on Monday as the Senate prepares to consider Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su’s potential appointment to formally lead the department. Her critics cite her support for tightening employment regulations in California when she ran the state’s main labor agency, which they say makes her an enemy of both companies and employees.