Monday, April 19, 2010

Hilda the Hypocrite? Union to Picket Obama's Secretary of Labor

Now, here's something you don't see every day.

Tomorrow, President Obama's Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will be greeted by her own unionized employees picketing her.

DOL Workers Picket G20 Labor Minister's Meeting

Across the street from the Dept of Labor; 200 Constitution Avenue NW

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Apr 20   starts at 12:00 pm
Frustrated Department of Labor employees will conduct an informational picket outside the G-20 labor minister's meeting at the DOL. "We're extremely disappointed that Secretary Solis has failed to follow through on President Obama's vision of implementing family-friendly work policies," says AFGE Local 12 President Alex Bastani. At issue are the "core hour" requirements for DOL workers, which in 2005 were unilaterally changed by Bush Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to 9:30a-3:30p after 25 years of beginning at 10a. [Emphasis added]

It seems that the unionized workers are aggrieved by having to work more hours.

One lingering question:  Will Ms. Solis cross the union picket line, or will she honor it?

[Though we suspect that Capitol Police will be moving the picketers away from Ms. Solis' entry point to the meeting.]


“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.”Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776

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