Feb 24, 2009

Hilda Solis Confirmed as Secretary of Labor!

Well, it's about time.

The Senate finally voted this afternoon to confirm Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor and--no surprise, given her overwhelming qualifications for the job--the final vote was 80-17 to confirm.

UFCW members have a long history with Solis, who's been an ally in health and safety issues and even during the Southern California strike, when she stood on the picket line in solidarity with workers (above).

We have no doubt that she'll continue to be exactly what we need right now in a labor secretary--a strong advocate for America's workers. She has her work cut out for her, but we know that she'll be a major force in addressing our jobs crisis and strengthening the economy.

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