Hilda Solis: Falling Union Membership Hurts Middle Class
The Christian Science Monitor - St. Regis Hotel
On Tuesday, August 31, 2011, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis joined the Monitor Breakfast for a conversation with reporters.Secretary Hilda L. Solis was confirmed as Secretary of Labor on February 24, 2009. Prior to confirmation as Secretary of Labor, Secretary Solis represented the 32nd Congressional District in California, a position she held from 2001 – 2009. In the Congress, Solis’ priorities included expanding access to affordable health care, protecting the environment, and improving the lives of working families. A recognized leader on clean energy jobs, she authored the Green Jobs Act which provided funding for “green” collar job training for veterans, displaced workers, at risk youth, and individuals in families under 200 percent of the federal poverty line.