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Frank Gaffney Jr relies on Breitbart reporting to block Perez nomination - 03/27/13

... nomination of Thomas Perez to head the Department of Labor. In other words, Perez should start plans to decorate his office right now. At the Washington Times, Gaffney writes (link): ...Here are but a few of the reasons why Mr. Perez must be denied a promotion to Cabinet rank: J. Christian Adams, a courageous, whistleblowing former career Department of Justice lawyer who worked for a time under...

Hilda Solis' Labor Day: supports illegal foreign labor, misleads, and plays dumb - 09/06/11

... us, she's the Secretary of our Department of Labor. In her Labor Day editorial, she sticks up for illegal foreign labor, she shows that she's uninterested in replacing some of that illegal foreign labor with unemployed American workers, she misleads, and she plays dumb about the pro-American arguments of her opponents. Most U.S. Labor Secretaries should stick up for American workers and not...

Hilda Solis says even illegal aliens should be paid fairly; is criticizing that a good idea? - 06/21/10

... at peekURL.com/v65ic2r has a Department of Labor ad promoting a DOL toll-free phone line for workers' rights and featuring Secretary Hilda Solis in which she says: "You Have the Right to Be Paid Fairly Whether Documented or Not". The uploader - a tea parties-style site called americasnewstoday.com - claims that she's promoting illegal immigration, when at least her quote above does the opposite...

Labor Sec'y Hilda Solis enabling illegal aliens to take Gulf oil spill cleanup jobs from legal workers - 06/15/10

... of Homeland Security, not the Department of Labor, Solis said, “We have been talking with ICE and I know that they’re working on that issue now.” It's not too much to read into the last that she's trying to get the Department of Homeland Security not to do enforcement. Note that Andrea Nill of the Center for American Progress [2] and other low-level Democratic proxies [3] have already tried to...

Labor Dep't "We Can Help" wants tips from third-party activist groups (in addition to helping illegal labor) - 04/06/10

... days ago we discussed how the Department of Labor is actively supporting illegal immigration with their new "We Can Help" program. Now comes this: [The DOL] is also relying on tips from worker advocacy groups [as part of the "We Can Help" program], widening efforts by the Obama administration to enlist activist groups to help with enforcement in a range of sectors from toy safety to distracted...

Labor Department actively supporting illegal immigration with "We Can Help" program (Hilda Solis) - 04/03/10

The Department of Labor has announced a new program called "We Can Help": they're beefing up workplace enforcement of labor laws and specifically targeting industries with large numbers of illegal aliens. And, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is rushing to point out that this program covers all workers regardless of immigration status. In other words, one part of the federal government is assisting...

Hilda Solis puts interests of immigrants, illegal aliens ahead of U.S. workers, sounds just like George Bush - 12/17/09

... recent calls, Hilda Solis of the Department of Labor has shown that - while she's probably interested in workers in general - she has little concern for putting the interests of American workers ahead of the interests of illegal aliens and legal immigrants. Not only that, but in so doing she said something that George W Bush or Michael Chertoff could have said. Speaking at CAP, she said the...

Teen unemployment rate 25.5% in August 2009, highest since 1948. Can we enforce our immigration laws now? - 09/27/09

... rate since 1948, the year the Department of Labor started keeping statistics. One of the ways to get teens employed is by enforcing our immigration laws. Many of the jobs that illegal aliens are working - such as fast food, hospitality, and so on - could easily be done by American teenagers. It's difficult for them to compete against foreign citizens who are willing to live twenty to an...

Department of Labor, UFCW collaborating with Mexican government, enabling illegal immigration - 08/31/09

... the Embassy of Mexico, the U.S. Department of Labor and allied organizations to promote the first "Semana de Derechos Laborales", or Labor Rights Week, UFCW International President Joe Hansen joined the Mexican Consul General of Chicago, Manuel Rodríguez Arriaga, to launch the national outreach and education program that is taking place in thirteen cities across the country. They refer to "...

Interesting: Hilda Solis reviews project using Mexican "guest" workers instead of union workers - 03/04/09

From the AFL CIO blog [1]: In one of her first official acts as labor secretary, Hilda Solis has asked for a review of how Mexican sheet metal workers were given visas to work on the St. Regis Hotel project in Bal Harbour, Fla., when more than 1,000 members of the Sheet Metal Workers union (SMWIA) are out of work in the same area. The company hired to install the heating and air conditioning...

Hilda Solis named Obama's Labor Secretary - 12/18/08

... Solis to be his Secretary of the Department of Labor: Solis, who is the daughter of Mexican and Nicaraguan immigrants, has been the only member of Congress of Central American descent. She just won a fifth term representing heavily Hispanic portions of eastern Los Angeles County and east LA... Andy Stern, president of the 1.9-million member Service Employees International Union, the 51-year-old...

Bush to ease H-2A agricultural "guest" worker program; pulls plans from DOL site - 12/11/08

From this: [Pending Bush administration rules would make] controversial changes to the so-called H-2A guest-worker program [that] could cut wages and speed worker recruitment. They also would relax requirements for providing foreign workers with housing and transportation. A Labor Department spokesman said Wednesday night that the final rules would be made public Thursday and published in the...

Elaine Chao: American workers are lazy, angry, unkempt, unhygenic - 07/03/07

Via this we find this short interview (conducted by someone with the somewhat improbable name of Lyric Wallwork Winik) with U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao: You could lose your job to a foreign worker—not because he's cheaper but because he has better workplace skills and discipline. That's the message Labor Secretary Elaine Chao hears from U.S. executives who are worried about America's...

New Americans welcomed to Iowa, Arkansas - 06/30/05

The U.S. Department of Labor has recently given $850,000 grants to at least two states to establish "immigrant centers". From this: (The office of AR Gov. Mike Huckabee) was informed of the grant by U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao... The centers will provide job placement assistance, translation assistance, resettlement assistance and legal assistance for immigrants, according to the release...