6:15 PM Eastern - Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yes, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Supports the Employee Free Choice Act

Despite some unbalanced reporting, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis's support for the Employee Free Choice Act is not remotely in question. Secretary Solis's labor record is beyond reproach, and her support for the Employee Free Choice Act has never wavered.

Secretary Solis appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show earlier this month, discussing her strong support for the Employee Free Choice Act. Watch:

Here's what Secretary Solis has said just in the last six weeks in support the Employee Free Choice Act:

"The President and I are on record in support of this legislation -- I, as a former member of Congress; he, as a former senator. But he continues, as I do, to believe that this is a good bill, and we would hope to see it pass." [Rachel Maddow Show, 4/7/09]
"I hope that the members of the Senate and the Congress will, just as I did when I was a co-sponsor of the bill. Now I am a part of the administration. I know we are going to work hand in hand," she said. [AP, 3/3/09]

Secretary Solis' spokeswoman released a new statement in support of the Employee Free Choice Act in response to the unbalanced report so there won't be confusion in the future:

"She supports EFCA, has supported EFCA and will support whatever action Congress can ultimately take to restore balance and make it easier for workers to form unions and increase wages," a Labor spokeswoman said. "She believes that unions help grow the middle class."

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