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Taking the Next Steps to Build Strength Through Diversity

UMWA President Cecil Roberts said the resolution on diversity is ‘about the labor movement. When we open doors, we build for the future.’ The diversity of the union movement is its strength. Building on the success of the historic Resolution 2 passed in 2005, the AFL-CIO Convention adopted a far-ranging policy to create more inclusive unions and a more diverse leadership. The resolutions, “A Diverse and Democratic Labor Movement” and “Unions Should Give P

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Hilda Solis’ belief in unions runs deep (Los Angeles Times)

President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. Labor Department sees her parents’ membership as key to the success she and her siblings have achieved. Her father came from Mexico and was a Teamster who worked at a battery recycling plant. Her mother is from Nicaragua and had a union job on a Mattel assembly line.