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  • Pennsylvania quarry pushes back against hard-hat rule for Amish

    Pennsylvania quarry pushes back against hard-hat rule for Amish
    Last fall, Pennsylvania congressman Glenn Thompson received an unusual inquiry: A constituent who runs a sandstone quarry wanted to know why his Amish workers were being told they must wear hard hats. A long-standing exemption to federal safety rules...
  • Perez and Garcetti take aim at wage theft, minimum wage

    Perez and Garcetti take aim at wage theft, minimum wage
    Raising the minimum wage is one thing, but enforcing it is another. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez stressed that point at a pair of events coinciding with Cesar Chavez Day. The two politicians visited a...
  • Lawmakers, administration seek fix on guest worker program

    Lawmakers, administration seek fix on guest worker program
    Lawmakers from Maryland and the Obama administration are scrambling to fight a federal court order that has shut down the guest worker program that connects foreigners with crab-picking jobs on the Eastern Shore and other low-paying, seasonal work...
  • Labor Secretary Perez promotes Red Line, high-speed rail

    Labor Secretary Perez promotes Red Line, high-speed rail
    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said plans for a new light rail line in Baltimore should move forward during a visit to the city Monday to promote the Obama administration's economic agenda. Perez said investment in mass transit, such as the two...
  • President Obama, others on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski

    President Obama, others on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski
    Soon after Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced Monday she wouldn't seek a sixth term in office, comment began rolling in from across the country. President Barack Obama "Senator Mikulski is more than just a legendary senator for the people of Maryland,...
  • George Zimmerman will not face federal charges in Trayvon Martin shooting

    George Zimmerman will not face federal charges in Trayvon Martin shooting
    George Zimmerman will not face federal civil-rights charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday, citing a lack of evidence. In a prepared statement, U.S. Attorney General...
  • Port talks deadlocked over fate of arbitrator

    Port talks deadlocked over fate of arbitrator
    California political leaders voiced growing exasperation Thursday with a labor standoff that has clogged West Coast ports, as word spread that the main sticking point in negotiations has been the fate of a single, low-level official who rules on...
  • Wage stagnation puts the squeeze on ordinary workers

    Wage stagnation puts the squeeze on ordinary workers
    Laurie Chisum works as a manager for a small office-equipment company in Orange County. She puts in about 30 hours a week on the job and spends much of her time at home caring for her mother, who is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. She's not...
  • Lawmakers seek support for $29 million emergency aid for Atlantic City

    Lawmakers seek support for $29 million emergency aid for Atlantic City
    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....
  • Business groups fight Obama executive order on federal contractors

    Business groups fight Obama executive order on federal contractors
    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...
  • Ex-White House counsel Ruemmler off the list for attorney general

    Ex-White House counsel Ruemmler off the list for attorney general
    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...