Obama Chooses Rep. Hilda Solis for Labor Secretary
Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski
“With the selection of Hilda Solis as our nation’s next Labor Secretary, President-elect Obama gets a warrior for working families who brings a unique blend of experience and passionate advocacy on workers’ issues.
“Working people in California know what a champion they’re getting in Rep. Solis. From her time fighting for a higher minimum wage in the California state legislature to her support for expanded access to health care and fair trade in the US Congress, Solis has shown time and again that she’s committed to protecting the interests of working families. Throughout her career in Congress, she’s voted in favor of working families 97 percent of the time, including 100 percent last year.
“With Solis at the helm, we’re absolutely confident that the Department of Labor will
return to its primary mission of looking out for the health and welfare of America’s
workers. The California Labor Federation looks forward to working with and supporting Rep. Solis in her new role.”