Labor Secretary Hilda Solis told two congressional committees this week that the Department of Labor’s fiscal year (FY) 2010 budget will restore capacity in our worker protection programs, which have languished for years.
Appearing in separate hearings before the Senate and House Appropriations committees’ Labor, Health and Human Services and Education subcommittees, Solis said the department’s budget—including a 10 percent increase for worker protection programs—will fund three priorities:
• Renewed capacity of programs that protect workers’ safety and health, pay and benefits;
• New and innovative ways to promote economic recovery and the competitiveness of our nation’s workers; and
• Carrying out programs in a way that is accountable and transparent to the public and our stakeholders. continue reading

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