Troubled Obama Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is getting a little help from her friends. She’s lobbied herself. Her husband’s businesses failed to pay tax liens that were 16 years old — until she was nominated. And questions about her competence and lack of disclosure won’t go away.
She’s the perfect union bosses’ pick:
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Increasingly frustrated by Senate Republicans stalling the confirmation of Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) as Labor Secretary, unions are preparing to amp up a national campaign for the nominee.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) blasted a web video to 60,000 online activists Friday asking them to support Solis’s confirmation. In the video, SEIU President Andy Stern asks viewers to sign a petition to back the California Democrat for the Labor position.
“Sadly, conservative Republicans — people who blocked the minimum wage, children’s health insurance — are now using the same old Washington tactics trying to stop Secretary Solis from being confirmed,” said Stern. “She has every qualification for someone we need to lead the Secretary’s role at the Department of Labor.”
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