Hilda Lucia Solis
Big Labor-Financed Congresswoman
Big Labor-Funded American Rights At Work Treasurer
Appointed Position: U.S. Labor Secretary
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PERSONNEL ALERT
1. Solis’ Self-Administered Presidential Executive Order Waiver
Solis’ only publicly available signed ethics pledge, as of November 19, 2009, fails to meet
the standards established by President Obama’s ethics Executive Order. In fact, several other
Obama DOL appointees’ pledges provide a similar “self-administered” one-year waiver. The
others are: Deputy Secretary Seth Harris, Assistant Secretary Phyllis Borzi, Assistant
Secretary T. Michael Kerr, and Assistant Secretary Jane Oates.
2. Solis – Officer of Big Labor Front Group
As the former treasurer for the Big Labor front group American Rights At Work (ARAW),
Solis routinely deposited large checks from Big Labor bosses written on forced-dues-funded
checking accounts. While Solis served on the ARAW board of directors, ARAW launched
unrelenting attacks on Solis’ predecessor at DOL, Secretary Elaine Chao.
3. Solis Fawns Over Big Labor
In Solis’ speech to the AFL-CIO convention as Secretary of Labor, Solis began by
congratulating “our President John Sweeney,” and ended with an inappropriate round of
cheerleading. Solis has said, “Let me say publicly and personally and without reservation
you [Big Labor Bosses at her swearing-in ceremony] are very, very important part of what I
will be doing in the next few years.”
4. Big Labor Pay-Offs
From $11 million unrestricted grants to favorable regulations, Solis continues to reward
union officials at the expense of rank-and-file workers and taxpayers.
5. U.S. Department of Big Labor – The Solis Team
Solis loaded Labor Department with union operatives such as, labor lawyer Deborah
Greenfield and current Acting Deputy Solicitor of Labor.
6. Solis’ Number’s Day Comments
Solis’ Self-Administered Conflict Waiver Conflicts with Presidential
Executive Order #13490
The only available et