Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On the Resignation of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis with Dolores Huerta and Hyatt housekeepers at the 2012 California Democratic Party Convention.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis brought urgently needed change to the Department of Labor, putting the U.S. government firmly on the side of working families. Under Secretary Solis, the Labor Department became a place of safety and support for workers. Secretary Solis’s Department of Labor talks tough and acts tough on enforcement, workplace safety, wage and hour violations and so many other vital services. Secretary Solis never lost sight of her own working-class roots, and she always put the values of working families at the center of everything she did. We hope that her successor will continue to be a powerful voice both within the Obama administration and across the country for all of America’s workers.

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