BlueGreen Alliance

Good Jobs, Clean Environment, Green Economy

Jan 9 2013

BlueGreen Alliance Statement on Hilda Solis’ Decision to Step Down as Labor Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACTS:
Erin Bzymek, 202-706-6916, erinb@bluegreenalliance.org 

WASHINGTON, DC (January 9, 2013) BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster today released the following statement after the announcement that Labor Secretary Hilda Solis plans to step down from her position with the Obama Administration. 

“As Labor Secretary, Hilda Solis has been a tireless advocate implementing worker training programs, reducing worker fatalities and fighting for better regulations and working conditions that have benefited working families across the country. She fought especially hard to create and sustain green jobs, a commitment that dates back to her career in Congress, and supported and implemented important green jobs training programs. 

“While leading the Department of Labor, she has brought labor issues to the forefront of the national dialogue. We thank her for elevating these important labor issues that benefit Americans’ quality of life beyond the workplace and wish her the best for her next endeavor.” 

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 The BlueGreen Alliance is a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the clean economy. Launched in 2006, the strategic partnership now brings together major U.S. labor unions and America's most influential environmental organizations and unites more than 15 million members and supporters in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy. Visit www.bluegreenalliance.org.