Obama picked a green jobs leader for Labor Secretary: Hilda Solis. Conservatives oppose the very notion of green jobs and strong green jobs proponents, as we’ve seen. So it’s no surprise that they are coming after her. I am reprinting a post by Josh Dorner, Deputy Press Secretary for the Sierra Club, first published here. For all the info you could possibly want — or to sign a petition or Twitter on the matter — go to FreeHilda.com.
As more than 2,500 environmental and labor activists gathered this week in Washington D.C. at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference, the nation’s chief green jobs advocate-in-waiting, Labor Secretary-Designate Hilda Solis, remains in political purgatory thanks to conservative objections to a long overdue piece of legislation that will make it easier for workers to form unions.