Sunday, December 21, 2008

New Labor Chief a Champion for Worker Rights

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 19:  President-elect Barack...Image by Getty Images via DaylifeLabor Secretary for Labor

Hilda Solis grew up on tales of workplace struggles from her Mexican immigrant father, a Teamsters union steward. Her mother, born in Nicaragua, worked on an assembly line. That upbringing shaped Solis into a tenacious defender of workers� rights and set her on the path toward becoming the next Secretary of Labor.She is expected to take a very active role within the Obama administration. She will seek to drive many changes that will fundamentally alter the balance of labor relations in the United States.

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