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Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

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Outgoing Labor Secretary: GOP Attacks Were 'Outrageous'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Latino Workers on the Forefront of Sandy Recovery Efforts

Javier Sierra | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

Latino workers' contribution to reconstruction after our national catastrophes is nothing new. But in too many cases, their reward has been exploitation, devastating health problems or both.

Labor Day 2012: Honoring the Great American Worker

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Sec. Hilda Solis

This Labor Day, as the U.S. Department of Labor approaches our centennial celebration, I take extra pride in the historic efforts of today's workers to drive our recovery by learning new skills and adapting to new challenges.

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.

SeaWorld Appeals Verdict in Trainer's Death, Reopens Pool Where Killing Occurred

David Kirby | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green
David Kirby

In the highly-charged climate of 2012, SeaWorld Florida v. US Labor Secretary Solis heads to the Occupational Safety and Health Commission, whose three members are appointed by the President. It is up to the commissioners whether to review the ruling or not, making this political.

A Day to Dream

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 09.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Sec. Hilda Solis

The fact is, the face of the American labor force is changing, and we don't have anyone's talent to spare. As both the U.S. Secretary of Labor and the proud daughter of immigrants, I know that each time the American Dream comes true, our entire nation is the richer for it.

RExO Grants: Reduce Recidivism and Build Lives

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

We know -- historically -- that young people face challenges finding that first job opportunity. For those with juvenile records, the challenges of entering the workforce can be especially great.

Equal Pay Apps: Knowledge To Fight The Wage Gap At Your Fingertips

Elianne Ramos | Posted 06.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

What do you think about these new Equal Pay apps? Do you think they will help women as they fight for Equal Pay?

It's Cold Outside... and I'm Thinking of Summer (Jobs)

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business
Sec. Hilda Solis

My parents were first-generation Latino immigrants. I had six siblings. My family didn't have a lot of money. So to get ahead, we had to work twice as hard. And to find a summer job, we sometimes had to look twice as hard.

Two Different Realities About Workplace Flexibility

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

Low-wage employees tend to be less satisfied with their jobs and in poorer physical and mental health than higher-wage employees. And that's where flexibility comes in.

Biden Skipping Mayors' Event Because Of Picket Line

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Steering clear of a messy labor dispute, the White House on Friday said Vice President Joe Biden and other members of President Bar...