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Obama Labor Secretary

Obama Pick Endorsed Despite GOP Opposition

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate panel has endorsed the nomination of Justice Department official Thomas Perez to head the Labor Department despite opposition f...

McConnell Attacks 'Problematic' Obama Pick

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - The Senate's top Republican on Wednesday came out strongly against President Barack Obama's labor secretary nomination...

Tom Perez and the Civil Rights Division

David Ogden | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
David Ogden

Tom Perez is exactly what the Labor Department needs to continue its important work of expanding opportunity for all Americans. Although the Civil Rights Division will no doubt feel his loss, he will leave it a much more effective and professional office than when he arrived.

Republicans Scrutinize Obama's Pick

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton and Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Tom Perez, head o...

Obama Announces Labor Secretary Nominee

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

(Adds quotes from announcement, Senators' comments.) By Roberta Rampton and Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reut...

What An Outrage: Obama Nominates a Pro-Worker Labor Secretary

Steve Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Rosenthal

Hilda Solis will work tirelessly to help strengthen one of America's greatest assets, its labor force, and her nomination deserves to move forward and be confirmed quickly. America needs to get to work.

GOP Won't Derail Solis Nomination Over Husband's Taxes

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans aren't going to derail Labor Secretary-nominee Hilda Solis' nomination over her husband's tax problems, but they still have serious reserv...

Some GOP Senators Still Believe They Are Right On Labor. Solis Must Be Confirmed

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

What gives some in the GOP the real jitters though is not the message as much as the messenger. Solis wears her working class roots on her blue collared shirt sleeve.

Solis' History of Fighting for Workers

Elana Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elana Levin

Some of my colleagues have worked with her for decades. She has a deep and personal connection with working Americans that stems from decades working to help workers get their rights.

Sam Stein

Rosa DeLauro Unlikely To Be Labor Secretary

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Several sources have chimed in to say that DeLauro is not likely to get the nod for Labor Secretary. No explanations were offered, but the sou...

HILDA SOLIS: Labor Secretary (VIDEO)

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP: Democratic Rep. Hilda Solis of California will be Barack Obama's pick for labor secretary as the president-elect fills the last open positions in ...

Mary Beth Maxwell, Labor Secretary?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Wall Street Journal reports on Obama's possible pick for Labor Secretary, Mary Beth Maxwell: For the rainbow cabinet of the nation's first Africa...

John Edwards for Labor Secretary

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

Since Edwards left the race, how many times have we heard the word "poverty" uttered, much less had a national debate about poverty?

Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich Endorses Obama

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Former Clinton Cabinet member Robert Reich on Friday endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton in the battle for the Democratic...