Even the Department of Labor’s staunchest critic would have a difficult time denying her praise for her choices in ... music. Just take a look at the playlist she created to celebrate Labor Day.
In honor of Labor Day, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis created a playlist of songs about workers and work for the Sirius XM's "The Spectrum."
The Department of Labor promoted Solis's guest DJ spot in its newsletter and gave a preview of the playlist. The artists on the playlist included:
- Bob Dylan,
- Bruce Springsteen,
- The Clash,
- John Lennon,
- Bob Marley, and
- Los Lobos.
We love all of those musicians, but we hope Solis included many female musicians as well (by press time, we weren't able to locate a complete playlist to verify).
However, we did find a report that may satisfy those of you who see themselves as masters of TCB. Solis did include BTO's Taking Care of Business, that staple of drive-time morning radio.
In addition to that classic, Solis included Whistle While You Work, which was written for the Disney animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs .
“The Spectrum's Labor Day Weekend with the Secretary of Labor” show ran from September 4 through Labor Day.
Prior to confirmation as Secretary of Labor in February, Solis represented the 32nd Congressional District in California.
Sources: Washington Post and Department of Labor