McEntee: Solis “A Terrific Choice” for Labor Secretary

December 19, 2008

Hilda Solis
Rep. Hilda Solis has been selected as Secretary of Labor

AFSCME International President Gerald W. McEntee expressed strong support for the selection of Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis as U.S. Secretary of Labor, calling the pick “great news for working families who have been hit so hard by the economic catastrophe of the Bush years.” Solis, a member of Congress since 2001, is a strong supporter of the Employee Free Choice Act. In a statement released earlier today, President McEntee praised her strong record as a leader and advocate for working families:

“Congresswoman Solis has long been a champion for America’s working men and women. She has fought for workers’ rights and for workplace safety, and she’s been a leader in helping to support the innovative green jobs that are going to help make our country energy independent. Congresswoman Solis understands that America’s economy needs to work for everybody, not just the captains of industry. She’s a terrific choice and we look forward to working with her and the team she assembles at the Department of Labor.”
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