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Monday Round up in the Latino Political World

June 13th, 2011 · 7 Comments

In case you have missed it, President Obama is scheduled to visit Puerto Rico tomorrow. He becomes the first President since John Kennedy to visit the island (aka the US’s colonial possession). Already the locals are criticizing his visit. You can read more about that here. Speaking of Obama, last week his campaign hired a [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Barack Obama · Immigration · Presidential Elections · Puerto Rico · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

New Data Released Today on Latinos in the Workforce

March 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments

Earlier today, I was on a press call with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and she and her chief economist discussed some new statistics on Latinos in the workforce. She was also joined by Cecilia Muñoz, the director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. Here are some key stats that were shared: In 2010, [...]

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Tags: Economics · Education · Immigration · Labor Relations · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Seneca: The Latino State of the Union

December 13th, 2010 · 23 Comments

As the Yuletide approaches in the US followed by year’s end, the joy of the Latino celebration of these holidays is evident. This includes the sounds of villancicos, the stagings of the Posadas, accompanied by the season’s Hispanic gastronomical delights such as buñuelos, tamales, lechon asado, turrones and countless other delicacies from the different Latin [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · Economics · Education · Foreign Policy · GOP · GWB · Ileana Ros-Lehtinen · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Marco Rubio · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Republican Party · Secretary of Interior Salazar · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · voting trends

LatinoPoliticsBlog at Yesterday’s “Moving America Forward” Rally at USC

October 23rd, 2010 · 10 Comments

On Friday, LatinoPoliticsBlog attended the “Moving America Forward” rally from the vantage point of the press riser at USC. This event started about two hours late, and the crowd was estimated to be at 37,500. I was amazed at the turnout, and for me, this event pretty much reinforced that President Obama and the Democrats [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Democratic Party · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

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

The Corporate Partner Conundrum

February 16th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Gustavo Arellano of the OC Weekly has a pretty good blog post up about the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association and its decision to have an anniversary dinner at the Disney Grand Californian Hotel, which is the site of a current dispute over health benefits for its workers. Arellano asks, “Why is the OC Hispanic [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · health care · Labor Relations · LULAC · racism · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Seneca on Obama Administration’s Latin Foreign Policy Woes

November 7th, 2009 · 21 Comments

The Obama Administration is plainly showing that its policy for South of the Border is equally as empty, indifferent and at times almost maladroit or inept as it has been for nearly a score of years. During last year’s campaign for the White House, Candidate Obama was judged to have a refreshing view of the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Cuba · drug war · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · GWB · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · JFK · Kennedys · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Seneca

Secretary of Labor Solis gets serious about workplace safety with BP

November 1st, 2009 · 7 Comments

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, one of my (s)heroes, is getting serious about enforcing workplace safety laws. Back in August, she toured a West Virginia coal mine, tweeting her experience. Now she is coming out swinging against the oil industry, as OSHA issued a record $87.4 million fine against BP for safety violations last week. [...]

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Tags: Government Accountability · Labor Relations · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis