| 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."
| Aug 19, 2014
| 7:00 AM
At the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this week, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez kicked off a cross-country, pre-Labor Day tour to champion higher minimum wages, higher-wage jobs and other causes in talks with employers, workers and local leaders....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:46 PM
In Washington 21/2 years ago, the nation's top civil-rights enforcer, Thomas Perez at the U.S. Department of Justice, sat down with Sanford's mayor, city manager and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and promised to investigate whether Trayvon Martin was the victim...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley joined U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez at a popular burrito restaurant in this Washington suburb Thursday to praise its higher-than-minimum wages and to call for a pay raise for other American workers.
The event at Boloco gave...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:51 PM
The Labor Department on Tuesday announced a new rule that would extend minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly 2 million direct care workers.
The new rule would apply to workers such as home health aides, personal care aides and certified...
| 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....