Secretary of Labor

December 19, 2008 at 1:21 am | Posted in Department of Labor | 1 Comment
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Breaker boys, Woodward Coal Mines, Kingston, Pennsylvania.  Circa 1900

Breaker boys, Woodward Coal Mines, Kingston, Pennsylvania. Circa 1900

Hilda Solis, congressperson from California, is President-Elect Obama’s nominee for Labor Secretary.

The Department of Labor is summarized into the following categories:

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are separate agencies and not part of the Department of Labor.

UPDATE (1/9/09):   Confirmation hearings have begun.

UPDATE (1/19/09): Republicans are attempting to block Hilda Solis’ confirmation.

UPDATE (2/4/09):  Anti-worker Republicans continue to block Hilda Solis’ confirmation; President Obama appoints Ed Hugler, a career Labor employee and the deputy assistant secretary for operations, to serve as acting secretary.

UPDATE (2/6/09): “The big unions are preparing their first major public campaign of the year, an effort to target GOP Senators who are slowing the nomination of Hilda Solis as Labor Secretary …”

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