February

ICE-d! Dragnet raids, quotas stir outrage

BALTIMORE—Six-year-old Tomas Guillen underwent chemotherapy at Johns Hopkins Hospital without the comforting presence of his father. His dad, Ernesto Guillen, a janitor, was on the way to his son’s bedside when he and 23 other Latino workers and shoppers were arrested at a 7-Eleven Store here in 2007.

Confirm Hilda Solis now!

Congresswoman Hilda Solis' confirmation to be our new Secretary of Labor is now scheduled for a 'test' vote on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Senate. This means that she must get 60 votes to stop a filibuster before she can be confirmed.

Senate panel approves Solis as labor secretary

(AFL-CIO Blog) One week after postponing a confirmation vote on Hilda Soli as secretary of labor, the Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today approved on a voice vote President’s Obama’s choice to lead the Labor Department and sent the nomination to the full Senate for confirmation. That vote could come tomorrow.

UnionBook: A social network for labor

Original source: Union activists are, well, active. Sometimes that’s a problem on social network sites like FaceBook, MySpace and others that tend to limit an individual’s activity if it exceeds their arbitrary limits.