Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Hilda Solis confirmed!
Hilda Solis is good news for sure. Still, she can't turn water into wine as John Sweeney seems to think. "She understands that the Employee Free Choice Act is critical to rebuilding our economy because working men and women deserve the freedom to choose whether to form a union without employer harassment and intimidation." OK, fine, but is it up to her? The Senate's still looking mighty iffy: "In the vote [on Solis], 54 Democrats, 24 Republicans and two Independents voted for confirmation. All 17 votes against confirmation were cast by Republicans. Sens. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) did not vote." Not a recipe for passing major labor reform, to me. At least not obviously.