Hilda Solis

  • When Work is Too Hot to Handle

    When Work is Too Hot to Handle

    Even though a good part of the country is facing rain storms and tornadoes, temperatures in the West are reaching up into the 90's, and it's not to soon to start worrying about how you're going to beat the heat at work. The Department of Labor is launching a whole campaign to help both employers and employees... Continue Reading

  • Green Bay Women Get Beefy Settlement

    Green Bay Women Get Beefy Settlement

    A meat packing company in Green Bay, Wis., has been ordered to pay $1.65 million in back wages, interest and benefits to 970 women who were subjected to systemic discrimination. Although no complaints were filed by the women themselves, the U.S. Labor Department said it discovered the problem during routine... Continue Reading

  • Union Membership Down, Government Concerned

    Union Membership Down, Government Concerned

    Union membership dropped last year, and Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis is not happy about it. The unionization rate of employed wage and salary workers was 11.9 percent, down from 12.3 percent in 2009. Among private sector employees, the rate dropped to 6.9 percent from 7.2 percent in 2009, according to... Continue Reading