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Thomas Edward Perez

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  • Fully staffed NLRB investigates complaints against Wal-Mart

    Fully staffed NLRB investigates complaints against Wal-Mart
    It may be some companies’ worst nightmare: the National Labor Relations Board, which is fully functioning with all its members for the first time since August 2003, is beginning to investigate labor practices and big companies, and so far, has sided...
  • 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. From the right, there were howls that Obama is a lawless tyrant. (He's not.)...
  • 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...
  • U.S. job growth is a meager 74,000 in December

    WASHINGTON — A surprisingly poor jobs report Friday put a damper on the increasingly rosy projections for economic growth and cast doubt on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to pull back on its stimulus efforts later this month. After a...
  • Obama names L.A.'s Maria Contreras-Sweet to head SBA

    President Obama named Los Angeles businesswoman Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of a community bank and a former California Cabinet member, as his nominee to head the Small Business Administration. Obama said Contreras-Sweet, who has worked with...
  • Crews resume search for fire's cause and second body at Omaha plant

    Investigators returned to an Omaha animal feed plant Tuesday searching for a second body and investigating the cause of the blaze and partial building collapse that killed two and injured at least 10 employees. [Updated 3:36 p.m.: Authorities...
  • Legg Mason unit agrees to $21 million fraud settlement

    Legg Mason unit agrees to $21 million fraud settlement
    A California-based unit of Legg Mason Inc. agreed to pay more than $21 million to settle government charges that it defrauded clients by not properly informing them of losses caused by improper investments and by engineering trades between clients that...
  • Department advised to pay 11,000 unemployment claims

    Department advised to pay 11,000 unemployment claims
    Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity has been advised to pay 11,000 continued claims that have been delayed in the state's flawed online computer system Connect, a spokesman for Sen. Bill Nelson said Tuesday. "[Labor] Secretary [Thomas] Perez...
  • Extended unemployment benefits expire for more than 25,000 Marylanders

    Extended unemployment benefits expire for more than 25,000 Marylanders
    Emergency unemployment benefits will expire Saturday for more than 25,000 out-of-work Marylanders, with thousands more projected to run out in the first half of next year unless Congress decides to reverse course and approve an extension. Wenetha Leslie,...
  • Perez presses Congress on unemployment extension

    Perez presses Congress on unemployment extension
    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said Congress left more than a million families a "lump of coal in their stocking" when it failed to address expiring unemployment benefits, and he joined a chorus of Democrats calling on lawmakers to approve a...
  • Obamas visit immigration hunger strikers

    WASHINGTON — President Obama told about 20 hunger strikers on the National Mall on Friday that he supported their effort to pressure House Republicans to overhaul immigration laws but was concerned about their health. Three of the protesters,...