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My parents raised me and my six siblings with little money... but lots of love. ---->>>

People have to be reminded that unions played a very historic role in our economy. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

No one has the right to threaten the health, education, and well-being of children by involving them in illegal or inappropriate work. ---->>>

My role was to bring about fairness in the workplace. All I did was implement the laws that were currently on the books. ---->>>

In my teens, I worked as an aide in my community supervising and mentoring youth in various programs and delivering lunches to needy students. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I want companies who get federal contracts to hire more women and minorities from the local area. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

My parents were both union members, and I grew up hearing how important it was to empower workers and have fair labor practices. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Protecting children and vulnerable workers abroad is a part of our overall efforts here at the Department of Labor. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-20, 1957
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Occupation: Politician
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Hilda Lucia Solis (; born October 20, 1957) 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 (wikipedia)