Entries Tagged as 'Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis'

Seneca returns with observations about President Obama and Latinos

October 11th, 2009 · 32 Comments

Seneca has been on hiatus, but he’s back with some great observations about Latinos in the Obama administration and in the federal government in general: Obama has already demonstrated that he is the first US President to appoint more Latinos in his administration than any other President before him. His crowning achievement was to get Sonia […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · diversity · GOP · Immigration · Secretary of Interior Salazar · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Seneca · Supreme Court

Secretary of Labor Solis tours a West Virginia Coal Mine

August 10th, 2009 · 16 Comments

Some people who comment on this blog have asserted that I only focus on the negative attributes or actions of our Latino politicians, but that certainly is not my goal. There are some leaders who quietly go about their jobs without much fanfare, praise or criticism. I think Hilda Solis is one of those individuals. […]

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Tags: Labor Relations · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Rep. Loretta Sanchez reinserts herself into CA Governor’s race chatter

July 8th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Yesterday, the Pasadena Star News had an article speculating what might happen with the California Governor’s race in 2010 drawing upon an article that came out this past weekend in the NY Times magazine. In the short Star News piece, Larry Wilson, the Public Editor offered this: “Best bet for an unannounced woman who will […]

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Tags: Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Mid-week updates

May 20th, 2009 · 24 Comments

As I predicted on Gustavo Arellano’s Four O’Clock Tuesdayhour on KPFK yesterday, Gil Cedillo effectively shot himself in the foot with his campaign spending and negative mailers, costing him the election to Judy Chu. Chu will face a runoff for the Congressional seat once held by now Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. So much for Congressman […]

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Tags: Congressman Joe Baca · Gil Cedillo · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Update on California’s 32nd Congressional Race

April 17th, 2009 · 37 Comments

The race in California’s 32nd Congressional district, which was the seat held by now Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, has become pretty interesting. This seat will most likely remain in the Democrats’ column, and a lot of people are taking notice because it is a heavily Latino populated district. And there are two Latinos in […]

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Tags: Gil Cedillo · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Cedillo takes shopping advice from Fabian Nuñez?

April 11th, 2009 · 25 Comments

The LA Times has a detailed article about California State Senator Gil Cedillo’s campaign expenses, and let’s just say that he likes the finer things in life. His champagne tastes give former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez a run for the money and remind us all how disgusted people were with Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin’s spending […]

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Tags: Fabian Núñez · Gil Cedillo · Sarah Palin · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Hilda Solis, the “New Sheriff in Town,” fights wage theft

March 25th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Amid all of the doom and gloom about the economy and the drug war in Mexico, there’s a glimmer of positivity in the Latino political world this week, thanks to the efforts of Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. The Department of Labor is hiring 150 more investigators to more effectively enforce wage and child labor […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Government Accountability · Labor Relations · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Seneca: Latinos and the Current Ship of State

March 2nd, 2009 · 14 Comments

President Obama has entered office and confirmed that the nation faces its greatest economic challenge since the 1930’s Great Depression. The menacing economic syndrome of deflation is rearing its ugly head. Prices are collapsing in many markets not just in housing. The current crisis is increasingly characterized as becoming a wide-spread debacle: the consumer confidence […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Economics · Education · LULAC · National Council of La Raza · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Ed Pastor · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Ruben Hinojosa · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · teen pregnancy