BREAKING: Sen. David Vitter to Block Obama’s Labor Department Replacement
In Friday’s edition of Union Briefs, you were provided with a compilation of the problems surrounding Barack Obama’s then-purported pick to replace Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor. Since Friday, as expected, the White House has announced that Barack Obama would indeed nominate Thomas Perez to replace Solis. However, as more light is shed on Thomas Perez and his questionable qualifications for Secretary of Labor, | Read More »
Hasta la vista, Hilda! Homage Paid As Obama’s Union-Backed Labor Secretary Packs It In
Although she was never apparently a union member herself, one of union bosses’ best friends in the Obama administration, ethically-challenged Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, announced her resignation on Wednesday.
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Breaking: Hilda Solis has resigned as Secretary of Labor.
Pretty much out of nowhere: as of an hour ago CNN was reporting that the White House was touting Hilda Solis as a mark of its diversity. Mind you, they were doing so as part of a post about how Barack Obama’s Cabinet is becoming, and I quote CNN here, ‘a boys club.’ At any rate, this was and is very much a surprise, so | Read More »
Union Bosses’ Water Carriers: Is Obama Administration Dodging Overdue Pension Reports?
For several years now, even though problems were well documented before, union bosses have been hiding behind the current financial meltdown as a main cause for their massive pension under-funding problem. Now, it appears that the Obama Administration is helping to hide just how bad the problem is. Despite a 2010 failed attempt at getting a tax-payer bailout for union pensions, the fact is, many union pension plans | Read More »
Obama’s Labor Secretary Sends Labor Day Message to Notorious SEIU: “You are now…part of the solution.”
Barack Obama’s Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, has never shied away from her affinity for union bosses. Though she has never been a union member herself (nor has she ever worked in the private sector), her love of unions, apparently, comes from her parents’ membership in unions. Like many Democratic political opportunists who have fought and climbed their way to the top of the political | Read More »
From Hope to Hopelessness: Obama’s Economy Has 88 Million “Not In Labor Force”
It was less than a year ago that Barack Obama’s senior adviser, David Plouffe said: After 2½ years in office, President Obama now “owns” the economy as an issue, according to top adviser David Plouffe, who added he was confident that voters understand that recovering from a devastating recession Mr. Obama inherited takes time. “Of course he does,” Mr. Plouffe told NBC’s “Today” show host Matt | Read More »
Obama’s Labor Department Looks To Take The ‘Family’ Out of Family Farms
Let’s establish this right out of the gate so as not to confuse issues: It is wrong when corporations use child labor. Forgetting the law for a moment, whether it is here in the U.S. or overseas, children are children, and corporations should not exploit children. Got it? With that said, this is not about corporations, this is about families and farms. More specifically, family | Read More »
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis uses gay-baiting slur in public.
It’s not turning into a good year for the Obama administration – in fact, it’s not been a good administration for the Obama administration – but I think that this is hardly an excuse for a Cabinet level official to use low-rent sexual epithets in public: At the Florida Democratic Party State Convention over the weekend, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis insulted members of | Read More »
Lessons in Alinsky: An AFL-CIO Conference Teaches Targeting & Manipulating Workers
This past weekend, the AFL-CIO played host to “more than 800 young people” at a conference in Minneapolis in an effort energize young activists to go forth and multiply the members by targeting America’s youth. As noted last week, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis attended the organizing “summit” and the labor secretary used some of her 30-minute speech to call for passage of the AFL-CIO’s | Read More »
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis To Headline AFL-CIO Union Organizing ‘Summit’…
In yet another example the Obama Administration’s pandering to its union cronies while thumbing its nose at the other 88% of America that is union free, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will be headlining (at taxpayer expense) to an AFL-CIO “summit” later this week in Minneapolis. The subject of the conference? How to target and unionize young people (and others). Targeting younger workers has been part | Read More »
Obama’s Labor Department Blasted in Public Comments Over Dangerous ‘Persuader’ Proposal
Last week, the public comment period closed on the Obama Labor Department’s proposed regulatory change to alter a 1959 law that would make employers and their service providers (attorneys and various consultants) file financial disclosure statements and make personal information public, all in order to give union bosses hit lists of individuals and companies to target. Prior to the closing of the public comment period, | Read More »
The Unintended Consequences of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ Witch Hunt
In less than two weeks, on September 21st, the public comment period will be closing on a Department of Labor scheme to have employers report the amount of money paid to outside vendors (namely, attorneys, PR firms, website developers, video firms, polling firms and just about every type of communications and human resource consultant) as newly-minted “persuaders.” Once the public comment closes, and because too few | Read More »
Labor Secretary Rewards Former Staff With Big Raises
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis rewarded six former staffers from her congressional office with political appointments and huge raises upon taking over at the Department of Labor. The appointees had significant pay increases averaging 50 percent upon changing jobs; one employee’s salary nearly doubled. Solis, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California, began hiring the employees shortly after she was confirmed by | Read More »