Related Issues: Department Of Labor

Under new Secretary of Labor, new hope for the Labor Dept.
NYHTC, April 5, 2010 - President Barack Obama's Secretary of Labor, former U.S. Representative Hilda Solis, has already succeeded in invigorating and reorienting the Department of Labor to a considerable degree. She has assembled a team of dedicated and effective advocates who have spent their careers protecting workers and their rights. [more...]

Republicans oppose President’s Dept. of Labor nominee
Wall Street Journal, October 13, 2009 - Republicans in Congress are blocking President Barack Obama's nominee for the important position of Solicitor in the U.S. Department of Labor. [more...]

New labor department to enforce for workers
The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2009 - Recently appointed Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has been busy these last few months repairing the damage former President George W. Bush and his administration reeked on the nation's labor department. [more...]

Federal minimum wage increase leaves out servers and bartenders
NYHTC, July 22, 2009 - Despite the recent increase in the federal minimum wage for many workers, the minimum wage for servers and bartenders will remain at $2.13 per hour, the same level it has been for the last 18 years. [more...]

Sec. of Labor Hilda R. Solis is first Hispanic woman to serve in cabinet
NY Times, July 5, 2009 - President Barack Obama's appointment of Hilda R. Solis to Secretary of Labor makes her the first Hispanic woman to serve in the cabinet. [more...]

New biography of Frances Perkins, champion of the working class
NY Times, June 20, 2009 - A fighter and a strategist to be reckoned with, lifelong labor leader Frances Perkins devoted her life to fighting for and protecting working people. [more...]