Tonight I celebrated with members of Local 12 of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). These employees of the U.S. Department of Labor held a party to welcome the end of the current administration, led in their department by Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. So here is their cake, saying Ciao to Chao. They served this cake on the very day that the Senate heard testimony from President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee, Rep. Hilda Solis.
Ironically, employees of the Department of Labor know all too well the stuggles working Americans face all over the country. Perhaps that is why they were eager to sign the National Whistleblower Center’s petition to Support Oversight and Accountability, Enact Whistleblower Legislation Now. Over two dozen signed up on the spot.