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  • Some disabled workers making pennies per hour

    Some disabled workers making pennies per hour
    President Barack Obama's recent promise to use an executive order to raise the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors was met with two rather different reactions.
  • Books that Shaped Work in America

    Books that Shaped Work in  America
    The U.S. Department of Labor wants you… ...to share your favorite books about working America. The initiative, known as “Books that Shaped Work in America,” was launched by the agency (in partnership with the Center for the Book...

    Senate confirms Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary

    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to confirm Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary, leaving two controversial choices pending to fill President Obama’s second-term Cabinet. Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., won a vote of...

    Thomas E. Perez: Honor Labor Day with better wages

    It used to be that you could support a family on a minimum wage salary. Today, a minimum wage worker has to make a choice every day: buy a gallon of milk for the kids, or buy a gallon of gas to get to work. The current national minimum wage, frozen at...

    Obama Urges Increase In Minimum Wage At Rally

    Obama Urges Increase In Minimum Wage At Rally
    NEW BRITAIN — In a campaign-style event, President Barack Obama made a rousing appeal for a higher minimum wage Wednesday at a packed pep rally at Central Connecticut State University, saying that it was "time to give America a raise." That...