| Jun 26, 2014
Connecticut's Department of Labor will receive $3,392,350 from the U.S. Department of Labor to subsidize on-the-job training or pay for career counseling and placement.
The grant comes with an additional $175,000 aimed at improving the department's...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Latinos have for years made up one of the largest and fastest-growing groups in the country.
They have also long been one of the most underrepresented minority groups in the federal workplace.
Now a new effort is underway — at the highest...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:41 AM
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...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Senate Republicans criticized the nomination Monday of former state labor secretary Thomas E. Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, signaling the longtime civil rights lawyer will face a contentious confirmation over his approach to the law and...
| Mar 20, 2013
Just as they did when Thomas E. Perez was nominated to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Republicans are seeking to hold up his confirmation to head the U.S. Department of Labor, using any excuse they can think up, no matter how flimsy....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Well, America survived.
Yes, it's true, the United States was able to withstand two months without a labor secretary. The previous secretary, Hilda Solis, stepped down on Jan. 22. That thud you heard was no one noticing. No one noticed because, like...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- Social media users browsing their Twitter feeds Tuesday hoping to see a new space photo from NASA or learn American history facts from the U.S. Capitol account were instead met with blunt messages and apologies.
"Sorry, but we won't be...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:31 PM
As expected, the state filed suit in federal court against the Department of Labor for blocking federal grants to state mass-transit agencies after unions objected to a new state law intended to slow the rising costs of public-employee pensions.
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the former Maryland labor secretary nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, faced pointed questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about whether politics influenced his decisions as the top civil rights attorney in...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Administrative law judges who evaluate disability claims for the Social Security Administration want a federal court to ease a workload that they say makes errors more likely — the latest in a series of challenges confronting the Woodlawn-based...
| May 20, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Republicans accuse Thomas E. Perez, President Barack Obama's nominee for labor secretary, of twisting the legal process in three cases in St. Paul, Minn., to suit his political purposes. But it is they who are twisting the Senate's role to "advise and...