| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:00 PM
New Jersey members of Congress appealed Tuesday to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to support a $29 million National Emergency Grant request to help workers left unemployed by recent casino closings in Atlantic City.
In a letter sent by Republican U....
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Business groups are fighting an executive order signed by President Barack Obama to crack down on federal contractors with histories of labor-law violations.
They say the measure signed by Obama in July is unfair, and will drive up costs for industry...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told the White House to take her off the list of potential nominees for attorney general, eliminating a leading, but likely politically divisive, contender for the post.
President Obama had asked her to...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 11:02 AM
After East Haddam resident Katherine Hackett lost her job running a nursing home, she hit the ground running and began to look for a new position. She interviewed for many jobs in her field. When those didn't pan out, she even considered a position in a...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Thomas E. Perez, who is being considered for U.S. attorney general, was endorsed Tuesday for the top law enforcement job by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
The current U.S. labor secretary, a 52-year-old Takoma Park resident and the son of immigrants...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:09 PM
President Obama will nominate Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, to replace Eric H. Holder Jr. as attorney general, the White House said Friday, a historic choice that would make her the first black woman to hold the post.
If Lynch is...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The U.S. Labor Department is taking on long-term unemployment – which last month affected 3 million Americans – by issuing nearly $170 million in grants to help train, counsel and place job seekers.
Returning workers to long-jobs is “...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
President Obama will wait until after the November election to name a nominee for attorney general, setting the stage for an intense battle in the postelection Senate that could last until Christmas, a White House official said Tuesday.
The delay, which...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:26 PM
A week after Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced plans to step down, three administration insiders lead the president's short list to replace him, according to sources inside and outside the White House.
Solicitor Gen. Donald B. Verrilli Jr., who...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:35 PM
— Marylander Thomas E. Perez, who has served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor for a little more than a year, is now being eyed for an even more prominent position in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet: successor to Attorney...
| Sep 1, 2014
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...