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More Observations of Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

August 16th, 2010 · 11 Comments

By “Michaelr” On August 14, 2010, at the Los Angeles Trade Tech College in room 221, I engaged with the 25th U.S. Secretary of Labor, the former U.S. Congressional Representative of California’s 31st District, Hilda Solis.  Although our conversation was interrupted by an irate middle-aged woman seeking amends for some incident that hardly seemed public, [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Labor Relations · Rep. Hilda Solis · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Hilda Solis confirmed as Sec of Labor, Finally!

February 24th, 2009 · 12 Comments

The 51 year old Congresswoman from California, Hilda Solis (D-El Monte) was confirmed by the Senate today with a 80 to 17 vote. Republicans in the Senate were stalling on her nomination over fears that Solis is going to make it easier to join unions. “Lions, and tigers, and workers, oh my!” I have written posts [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · GOP · Labor Relations · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Vice President Biden

Another Thursday roundup

February 12th, 2009 · 6 Comments

It’s been a busy week, but rest assured that we will be putting up new content in the next few days. I know that some people have commented about wanting a blog post on the stimulus, and I will be working on that. I have mixed feelings about the whole plan and whether it will [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Economics · Labor Relations · Rep. Hilda Solis

Thursday Roundup in the Realm of Latino Politics

February 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Here are some items we are paying attention to: Panel to Vote on Solis Nomination (Today!): I did like this article in the San Francisco Chronicle discussing how Solis’s support for the enforcement of workplace standards could lessen the likelihood of employers using undocumented workers. However, USA Today is reporting some old tax liens on [...]

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Tags: Immigration · Labor Relations · Rep. Hilda Solis

Hilda Solis confirmation being held up by GOP

January 26th, 2009 · 6 Comments

This morning I read two short commentaries about Hilda Solis’s confirmation troubles. I don’t have much to add other than I hope that she crosses the hurdle and is sworn in soon. Courtesy of the HuffPo and Mario Solis-Marich, you can learn more here, or you can read an even shorter explanation at feministing. More importantly, [...]

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Tags: Economics · GOP · Rep. Hilda Solis

Friday’s Roundup – What we have been reading

January 23rd, 2009 · 27 Comments

This will be a short post, but I thought that I would share some of the things that we have been reading and contemplating for future blogging. Calls for immigration reform under Obama - Looks like the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has already sent a letter to President Obama to request a meeting to discuss the issue. [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · CA State Senator Gloria Romero · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Immigration · Rep. Hilda Solis · Sen. Ken Salazar

Seneca’s thoughts on The Latino Agenda: First Year or Two of the Obama Administration

January 20th, 2009 · 32 Comments

As President Obama places his hand on Lincoln’s Bible to be sworn as the 44th President of The United States, history is clearly being made: it is the first African-American to occupy the office. In fact there has been no Jew, Italian, Frenchman, Southern or Eastern European descendant or Latino elected President of the U.S. The [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · health care · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Iraq War · LULAC · MALDEF · National Council of La Raza · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca

Seneca: Latino Rumblings in the Capitol on Eve of Inauguration

January 9th, 2009 · 15 Comments

The Richardson retreat from the Commerce Secretary nomination has left the Latinos as a whole dispirited and confused as to just how vital they may be to the new Administration after this Cabinet nomination stumble. Politico this week reported that new life has been breathed into the Latino advocacy groups to have other prominent and nationally known [...]

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Tags: Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · diversity · Federico Peña · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Mel Martinez · Seneca