No Labor Pains Here

The unions are stoked about Obama’s choice for Secretary of Labor, Rep. Hilda Solis.

I’m still a bit disappointed that the Labor Secretary wasn’t rolled out with the rest of the “economic policy team” a few weeks ago, but maybe she hadn’t accepted yet. Anyway, the symbol of nominating a latina Congresswoman from East L.A. (as opposed to, say, a white dude from Michigan or Ohio) gives a sense of how much the face of organized labor has changed over the years.