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Obama To Improve Medical Leave For Military Families | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department announced Monday that it plans on amending the federal rules on family and medical work leave, making it easier for...

Trymaine Lee

Obama Proposes Wage Regulations For Home Health Workers, Could Boost Pay Of Many Blacks And Latinos | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.15.2011 | Black Voices

President Obama announced new rules today that could offer wage protections and guaranteed overtime to nearly 2 million home health care workers -- n...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Backs Controversial Pay Raise | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a move sure to please labor leaders and worker advocates, President Obama came out in support Thursday of a long-awaited change to la...

Lies, Green Lies and Statistics

Rep. Darrell Issa | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Rep. Darrell Issa

Rather being a boon to growth, green collar jobs are a green noose around the economy's neck, suffocating investment and hindering expansion.

U.S. Labor Secy. Hilda Solis Discusses Jobs Bill With Latinos

Posted 11.29.2011 | Denver

Yesterday, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis was joined in Denver by Gov. John Hickenlooper, congresswoman Diana DeGette and others for a roundtable di...

Sam Stein

Joe Biden, Hilda Solis Cheer Ohio Workers, Admonish Kasich | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has tread lightly with regards to getting involved in the collective bargaining battles being waged largely on ...

The Latino Factor

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 11.09.2011 | Latino Voices
Sec. Hilda Solis

Obama tells Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis that "our economic future depends on Latinos."

Dave Jamieson

Hilda Solis Talks Jobs And The Chevy Equinox | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Labor Secretary Hilda Solis voiced some early support for President Barack Obama's much-anticipated jobs plan on Wednesday, saying that ...

Rise In Homeless Female Vets Tied To Military Sexual Abuse

Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact

The number of homeless female veterans is on the rise and the high rate of Military Sexual Assault may be partly to blame. Between 2008 and 2009, w...

Obama Launches Community-Based Urban Program To Spark Growth

Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- The Obama administration is launching a pilot program designed to spark economic growth in urban America by partnering federal officials wi...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Cite Chronic Safety Failures In Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.29.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency tasked with overseeing mine safety released on Wednesday its preliminary findings on the Upper Big Branch Mine disast...

Esta Claro: Archuleta Appointment Signals Importance of Latino Vote in 2012

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 08.16.2011 | Denver
C. Nicole Mason

The appointment of Katherine Archuleta sends the message that Obama and his team will take the Latino vote seriously. In order to win in 2012, he will need them to turnout in record numbers.

Dave Jamieson

Illinois Restaurateur Owes Workers $1 Million In Back Pay, Damages | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Workers got a pretty raw deal at Dolores Onate's two Mexican restaurants in Decatur, Ill. Not only were the waiters and kitchen workers ...

Amanda Terkel

LISTEN: Biden Fires Up Union Activists: Organized Labor Keeps 'Barbarians From The Gate' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Biden gave the Obama administration's most forceful statement of solidarity with organized labor in its current battles a...

A Long Road to Recovery

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

During the 90s, black and Latino workers were the last to benefit from tightening labor markets. Then, when the gains of the boom evaporated, many were left with less than they had before.

Honoring Dolores Huerta for a Lifetime of Quiet Courage

Jim Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Gonzalez

For over 50 years, Dolores' quiet acts of courage have indeed shaped and bent the arc of history in favor working families and progressive politics.

At the Table

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

My mother worked the 3 p.m. to midnight shift at a toy factory. My father worked at a battery recycling plant and was a shop steward there for the Teamsters Union. I was "raised union."

Big Things and the Workforce to Get Them Done

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

Creating the jobs and industries of the future will require America doing what it does best -- investing in the creativity, imagination, and ingenuity of our people. No nation has workers more productive than ours.

Protecting Children and Workers Around the Globe

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

As a nation and as members of the global community, we reject the proposition that it is acceptable to pursue economic gain through the exploitation of human beings. No nation does, nor should get ahead, at the peril of its workers.

Time to Make This DREAM a Reality

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

The DREAM Act would strengthen our economy and our work force. It would strengthen our national defense and our national security. With bipartisan support, it's time to make it a reality.

Continuing the Fight for Pay Equity

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

Earlier today, the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. I am disappointed, but remain committed to the fight to ensure women are not treated as second-class citizens by employers who refuse to compensate them in a fair manner.

BREAKING: 'Slave-like' State Fair Scandal, Wage Theft Epidemic, Spur Nationwide Protests

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

As much as $19 billion is stolen from American workers annually in unpaid overtime and minimum wage violations. Wage theft is one of the most dramatic problems reflecting the income inequality described in Arianna Huffington's Third World America .

Spotlight on Mexican New Yorkers Reveals Ugly Truth of Low-Wage Labor

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Afton Branche

Undocumented immigrants remain the sole group whose right to basic workplace protections is constantly questioned and routinely ignored.

A Mexico Diary: Leading the US Delegation for the Celebration of the Bicentennial of Mexico

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

I could not help but think about my father as I boarded the plane at Andrews Air Force Base to lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation for the Celebration of the Bicentennial of Mexico.

Department Of Labor Launches New Website To Help Unemployed Americans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For most Americans, Labor Day is a welcome holiday off work. Yet for others, it is just another day without work, following months without a steady so...