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Some Background On New Labor Secretary - Hilda Solis

Hilda Solis has been tapped to be Barack Obama's Secretary of labor.  As Bloomberg.com reports:

Solis, 51, is a four-term member of Congress with an extensive record on environmental issues. Her legislative accomplishments include spearheading a bill to provide workers with training for “green-collar” employment. Such initiatives are a hallmark of Obama’s plan to address the country’s energy needs and create new jobs.

Obama has promised to press an ambitious labor agenda to strengthen unions, protect jobs and bolster the middle class. The president-elect is set to announce the Solis appointment tomorrow in Chicago, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Solis, who grew up in a union household in Los Angeles County, is a favorite of labor groups, including the Service Employees International Union.

Solis has been a blogger for The Huffington Post.  For some insight into Solis' views, it is worth perusing a collection of her posts for The Huffington Post

She also sets out here labor ties in this speech:

 

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