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  • Immigration reform advocates on Thanksgiving fast

    Immigration reform advocates on Thanksgiving fast
    WASHINGTON — Most years on Thanksgiving, Eliseo Medina sits down for a turkey dinner with his family in Oxnard, filling tacos with stuffing and extra jalapenos. This year the former secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International...
  • 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,...
  • A few Republicans push House to move on jobless bill after Senate OK

    WASHINGTON — As soon as the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a measure Monday to extend unemployment aid to jobless Americans, a beleaguered group of House Republicans from states with high unemployment rates called on Speaker John A. Boehner...
  • 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...
  • Obama Urges Increase In Minimum Wage At Rally

    Obama Urges Increase In Minimum Wage At Rally
    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." That...
  • 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.)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Senate confirms Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary

    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...
  • Obama picks Perez to lead U.S. Labor Department

    Obama picks Perez to lead U.S. Labor Department
    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...
  • The flimsy case against Thomas Perez

    The flimsy case against Thomas Perez
    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....