Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Hilda Solis Resigns as Secretary of Labor

The 25th Labor Secretary of the United States, Hilda Solis, announced her resignation on Wednesday in a letter to her Labor Department colleagues, stating that she reflected on all of her accomplishments over the holidays and has decided that it is time to begin a new future. Hilda Solis was appointed Secretary of Labor in […]

Georgia Plan to replace Latino Immigrant Workers sees Mixed Results

The state-run program in Georgia that puts the probation population to work in farms to make up for the shortage of farm laborers in the wake of an anti-immigrant law passed by the state is not yielding the results hoped for. The program was started by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal after farmers complained that the […]

United Farm Workers Aid Family of Deceased Teen Immigrant Farm Worker

The employers of a California teenage farm worker, who collapsed in the fields and died from heat stroke last year, have avoided any serious penalties according to the terms of a recent plea agreement.   Originally, the labor company that hired 17-year old Maria Isabel Vazquez Jimenez to work in the Central Valley fields, as well […]

Guest Blogger Series: Hector E. Sanchez “One Nation March: Important for Latinos”

Tomorrow, October 2, thousands of people will gather at the Lincoln Memorial to participate in a march to call for One Nation Working Together— marching for good jobs, for justice, for immigration reform and for education for all.  Progressives from around the nation will come together with labor, human and civil rights organizations, youth and […]

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Delivers “The State of the American Worker” Report

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis delivers a special message to Americans this Labor Day. “Labor Day has always been what it was originally intended to be: a day to celebrate the contributions that working men and women have made to the strength and prosperity of the country,” Solis said in a video message posted on […]

GUEST BLOGGER SERIES: Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Represents United States in Rome

Since taking her position in the Obama Administration, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has served as an instrumental force in helping millions of unemployed during this economic crisis. Her critical role in helping the labor market recuperate and consequentially the economy underscores the importance for all women and Hispanics in leadership roles. Most recently , […]