Thomas Perez: Obama's Labor Secretary Choice
by Stephen Lendman
Obama's at war with labor.
Throughout his tenure, Obama waged war on labor. Perez won't change things. He'll replace Hilda Solis. She resigned in January. She accomplished little in four years.
She's the daughter of immigrant union members. She failed to deliver as promised. She pledged to make a difference and didn't. Expect little change from Perez. More on him below.
Organized labor in America's in disarray. In January, union membership reached a near-century low. Only 11.3% of US workers are organized.
Private sector unionization's down to 6.6%. It's the lowest percentage in over 100 years. It's headed perhaps for extinction.
Union bosses bear much responsibility. They side more with management than rank and file members. They conspire against their own.