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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...

    DOJ civil-rights probe in Zimmerman-Trayvon case continues

    DOJ civil-rights probe in Zimmerman-Trayvon case continues
    In Washington 21/2 years ago, the nation's top civil-rights enforcer, Thomas Perez at the U.S. Department of Justice, sat down with Sanford's mayor, city manager and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and promised to investigate whether Trayvon Martin was the victim...

    Labor Secretary Perez on how to produce better-paying jobs

    At the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this week, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez kicked off a cross-country, pre-Labor Day tour to champion higher minimum wages, higher-wage jobs and other causes in talks with employers, workers and local leaders....

    O'Malley joins U.S. labor secretary to call for higher wages

    O'Malley joins U.S. labor secretary to call for higher wages
    Gov. Martin O'Malley joined U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez at a popular burrito restaurant in this Washington suburb Thursday to praise its higher-than-minimum wages and to call for a pay raise for other American workers. The event at Boloco gave...