| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:35 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:50 PM
NEW BRITAIN — In a campaign-style event, President Barack Obama made a rousing appeal for a higher minimum wage Wednesday at a packed pep rally at Central Connecticut State University, saying that it was "time to give America a raise."
| 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...
| Feb 10, 2014
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.)...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:13 PM
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:11 PM
After the Mark Wilshire Towers changed hands, several building staffers showed up at Darryl Williams' apartment one day with a woman who he said threatened to fine him for leaving two carts of his dirty laundry and other items in the hallway.
| May 5, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Vowing to strengthen Maryland's middle class, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Monday that will gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour — his No. 1 legislative priority for the last of his eight years in office.
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to confirm Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary, leaving two controversial choices pending to fill President Obama’s second-term Cabinet.
Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., won a vote of...
| 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...