Punching In: Biden’s DOL No. 2 Pick Su Faces Pressure From Right

By Ian Kullgren

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Biden’s selection of Pronita Gupta to be one of his top labor advisers signals that the White House is poised to ramp up its social-justice response to the Covid-19 pandemic—including potentially advocating for permanent paid family leave.

Gupta, who until recently served as director of job quality at the Center for Law and Social Policy, has a reputation in liberal circles as a leading authority on paid leave. Allies say she’ll focus on the intersection of worker assistance and low-income families.
 

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