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Solis Steps Down

January 10, 2013

There has never been a more pro-worker Secretary of Labor than Hilda Solis, who announced yesterday that she?s stepping down from her cabinet post. But for much of her tenure, she was swimming upstream?confronting not just most anti-labor congressional Republicans in modern American history, but also an Obama White House inner circle that she, like many of her fellow cabinet members, never really permeated.

Within those considerable constraints, Solis did what she could to get the federal government to intervene on workers? behalf. Unable to advance many new policies, however, that often meant enforcing established pro-worker policies with unc

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