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|American Rights at Work Statement on Secretary of Labor Nomination|
Executive Director Mary Beth Maxwell and Chair David Bonior
(Washington, DC) – Following media reports that Congresswoman Hilda Solis (D-CA) will be tapped by President-Elect Obama as our nation’s next Secretary of Labor, American Rights at Work Executive Director Mary Beth Maxwell and Chair David Bonior released the following statements:
Mary Beth Maxwell: "What a great choice! Rep. Solis brings the expertise and leadership required to a department in desperate need of reform and will champion common sense policies like the Employee Free Choice Act to restore balance and create an economy that works for everyone.
David Bonior: “I’ve worked with her for years in Congress and she sits on our Board of Directors – she is a terrific leader who I know first hand will work tirelessly on behalf of America’s working families.”
Congresswoman Hilda Solis is a member of American Rights at Work’s Board of Directors.
American Rights at Work – http://www.americanrightsatwork.org – is the nation's leading labor policy and advocacy organization dedicated to educating the American public about the barriers that workers face when they attempt to exercise their rights to freely and fairly form unions and engage in collective bargaining.
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American Rights at Work is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the freedom of workers to organize unions and bargain collectively with employers.