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Obama nominates Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor

President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Tom Perez, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, as labor secretary, a cabinet member who will play a key role in the administration's efforts to raise the minimum wage and reform immigration laws.


Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigns confirms Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has resigned. In an e-mail to colleagues, Solis says she submitted her resignation letter to President Obama on Wednesday afternoon. She says she made the decision to leave after discussing it with her family and close friends.



Senate committee delays vote on Obama labor nominee

A Senate committee on Thursday abruptly postponed a vote to confirm President Barack Obama's nominee to be labor secretary following a news report that her husband may have tax problems.


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