Hilda Solis

(Hilda Lucia Solis)

Hilda Solis
Hilda Solis
  • Born: October 20, 1957
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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Hilda Lucia Solis is an American politician and a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the 1st district. Solis previously served as the 25th United States Secretary of Labor from 2009 to 2013, as part of the administration of President Barack Obama. She is a member of the Democratic Party and served in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009, representing the 31st and 32nd congressional districts of California that include East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

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At the same time as we are closing our borders we are sending mixed signals to countries where we are helping the rich, and the poor will cross the borders to come here. Immigration & Emigration
Fighting for what is right is not always popular but is always necessary. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Justice is not available to all equally; it is something that many of us must struggle to achieve. Justice & Injustice
At times you feel like you're the only voice speaking out to improve the working conditions of people, whether it's to be able to collectively bargain, to get adequate pay, to know that you can come home safe out of a coal mine.
I grew up in a modest neighborhood just outside of Los Angeles. It was an industrial community of blue-collar, working people... some of the hardest-working people I've ever met.
I saw the prospect of serving as labor secretary as a wonderful opportunity to further the policies that I have been fighting for my whole life, and I had to seize it. Life
I think President Obama wanted to have the right fit for his different cabinet positions, and I believe that experience is what mattered most to him. In my case, I have been working to improve the overall quality of life for working families for most of my adult life, and I think that experience resonated with the president. Life
I want companies who get federal contracts to hire more women and minorities from the local area. Women
I would hope more people would have optimism about where the Latino has come. How we have emerged, and that there will be more women, women of color especially Latinas who will get involved. Women ;Hope
In my teens, I worked as an aide in my community supervising and mentoring youth in various programs and delivering lunches to needy students.
My father was a member of the Teamsters Union in California, where he helped to organize better health care for workers. My mother worked for more than 20 years on an assembly line. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
My parents raised me and my six siblings with little money... but lots of love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Money, Coins & Minting
My parents were both union members, and I grew up hearing how important it was to empower workers and have fair labor practices.
My role was to bring about fairness in the workplace. All I did was implement the laws that were currently on the books.
No family should have to depend on the labor of its children to put food on the table and no person should be forced to work in captivity. Families, Children & Parenting ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
No one has the right to threaten the health, education, and well-being of children by involving them in illegal or inappropriate work. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
People have to be reminded that unions played a very historic role in our economy.
Protecting children and vulnerable workers abroad is a part of our overall efforts here at the Department of Labor.
The best advice I can give women at all levels is increase training. There are still areas where we have to break through that glass ceiling. Women
Typically, during recessionary times, particular groups suffer higher rates of unemployment -African Americans, and Latinos, and in some cases other minority groups. If you don't have a high level of training or education you're going to fall into that category. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
We need women to go through apprentice programs. I've seen women who did, and who are now highly trained electricians and welders. These are jobs that women are capable of doing. Women
Well, I'll tell you, one of things I'm proud of is for someone from Southern California, who didn't grow up around coal mines, I learned a lot that tragic day we lost twenty-nine miners at Upper Big Branch coal mine.
Young people need the hands-on training that comes with a summer job. They need to know how to dress for success and nail job interviews. But most of all, they need mentorship, guidance, and inspiration. Success