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Community Activists Crush Conservative Politicians With LA County $15 Minimum Wage Victory

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Starting next year, the Altadena Walmart, which opened in March 2013, will be paying all of its employees at least $10.50 an hour and will be paying $15 an hour by 2020. If you think that the Waltons -- the heirs to Walmart founder Sam Walton -- suddenly developed a social conscience, think again.

Needed: Modern-Day Rosie the Riveters

Surina Khan | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Surina Khan

Today, women comprise 47 percent of our workforce and our numbers are growing. In addition to being primary caretakers for our families, women are becoming primary income-earners, too.

Pending Labor Changes Likely To Aid Veterans, Disabled

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With Thomas Perez now confirmed as head of the Labor Department, the agency is expected to unleash a flurry of new regulations that...

Source: Obama Poised To Announce New Labor Secretary

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is poised to select Justice Department official Thomas Perez to be the next labor secretary, according to tw...

The Grapes of Ross

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Many Americans know that Barack Obama spent three years as a community organizer in Chicago, but hardly any Americans know about Fred Ross Sr., perhaps the most influential community organizer in American history.

MALDEF's Latino State Of The Union

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 02.22.2013 | Latino Voices

The November election changed the nation’s thinking of the Latino community, said Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel for the Mexican Ame...

Leading Obama Cabinet Candidate Reportedly Emerges

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

* Choice would show importance of Hispanic voters * Colorado was an important swing state in 2012 election (Updates with quotes fro...

Beginnings and Endings: My Journey of Public Service

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 03.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Sec. Hilda Solis

Today, as I prepared to say farewell, I decided that I wanted to share my experience through journeys, and through beginnings and endings, because that reflects what's in my mind, and more importantly, what is in my heart at this present moment.

Dave Jamieson

Outgoing Labor Secretary: GOP Attacks Were 'Outrageous' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four years ago, when she was considering becoming President Barack Obama's secretary of labor, Hilda Solis said many friends asked why s...

Who Will Be the Next Secretary of Labor?

David Macaray | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
David Macaray

Weingarten has the toughness, the smarts, the administrative chops, and the requisite union background to hit the deck running. I know her casually. With her dedication to labor and her willingness to fight like a badger, she'd make an excellent Secretary.

Morning Diversity News And Notes Round Up

Janell Ross | Posted 03.12.2013 | Latino Voices
Janell Ross

Early this week when the television commentariat went into overdrive with observations about the largely white and male Obama second term cabinet that appears to be taking shape, there was lots of talk about the fact that Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor and one of the highest ranking Latinas in the federal government, Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African American to lead the Justice Department, and others would likely remain in place. On Wednesday, the prognosticators were proved at least partially wrong. Solis announced plans to step down.

Latina's Departure From Obama Cabinet Surprises Community

VOXXI | Raisa Camargo | Posted 01.10.2013 | Latino Voices

The news that the Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will be resigning from her post was met with surprise from supporters and analysts. It raised more...

White House Cabinet Shuffle Takes Shape

AP | KEN THOMAS and SAM HANANEL | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The composition of President Barack Obama's second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resignin...

Dave Jamieson

Solis Resigns After Accomplishments, Frustrations At Labor Department | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The announcement by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on Wednesday that she would be stepping down from her post surprised both members of her...

Ed Tonight

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.11.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Race to the Top: Is Maryland in trouble? Maryland won $250 million from the federal government's Race to the Top competition -- but according to the f...

Another One Bites The Dust: Hilda Solis Resigns

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the first Latina to head a major U.S. fede...

Another Obama Cabinet Member Announces Resignation

Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is leaving her position in President Barack Obama's cabinet, the Associated Press reports. The White House confirmed th...

10 Things Obama Needs to Do in His Second Term

David Macaray | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
David Macaray

Don't spend one dime on a gala inauguration. In fact, don't do anything more than you are legally bound to do, which is placing your hand on a Bible and swearing to uphold the Constitution. Keep it austere. Why bother with the ceremonial glitter?

Labor Secretary: Jobs Report Conspiracy Theory 'Ludicrous,'

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, in response to questions from a television anchor casting doubt on the validity of t...

A Labor Day Conversation With Hilda Solis

Martha Burk | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Unemployment is stuck above 8 percent, and many of the jobs that have come back are lower level than the ones lost. But Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, the first Latina to hold that post, is optimistic.

Matt Sledge

A New Program To Solve America's Jobs Crisis | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

The Obama administration announced on Wednesday a $75 million round of grants for groups that teach construction skills to disadvantaged youths while ...

Most Job Openings In Years!

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up. The Lab...

Lupe Ontiveros: A Woman of Action

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 09.27.2012 | Latino Voices
Sec. Hilda Solis

Lupe Ontiveros' great talent extended far past television, stage and motion pictures. Indeed, she was a fine actress, but more than that, she was a woman of great action. And she was my friend for more than 20 years.

Patrick Svitek

Nancy Pelosi Slams Super PAC Spending, Calls To Overturn Citizens United | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) laid out the stakes of November's elections to hundreds of young voters Thursday, amping u...

Record Number Of Employers Not Paying Overtime, Stealing Wages

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.26.2012 | Business

Not getting your overtime pay? You're not alone. The number of workers filing complaints against their employers under the Fair Labor Standard Act ...