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New Frontier for Successful Aging: Financial Gerontology in the Spotlight at White House Conference on Aging

Paul H. Irving | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

Fresh ideas and approaches can empower a brighter future of aging, and the emergence of financial gerontology is cause for hope. This link between two disciplines that are critically important to the aging population presents the potential for new solutions and healthy, productive and purposeful outcomes for today's older adults and for generations to come.

If You Like Social Security and Minimum Wage, Thank Frances Perkins

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.30.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Perkins, who died 50 years ago this month, is one of our nation's greatest heroines. Her remarkable life should inspire us to continue the battles she fought. Many of the issues she worked on -- including wage theft, discrimination against women workers and the rights of immigrant workers -- remain problems today. Anyone who fights for social justice stands on her shoulders.

Women's Economic Security Depends on Raising the Wage and Expanding Social Security

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Seven out of 10 Americans support increasing the minimum wage, and a full three out of four support expanding Social Security. For the women of today, and of the generations that will follow, it's time to act.

A Labor Day Opportunity

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Let's use Labor Day 2013 as an opportunity to reflect on the men and women whose heads, hearts and hands have made ours the strongest economy the world has ever known.

Republicans Accuse Labor Nominee of Fighting for Civil Rights

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

Republicans fight to keep unions from being able to organize because the power of working people acting together collectively begins to challenge the power of concentrated wealth that corporations represent. Thus they fight the Labor Department and now the new nominee for Secretary of Labor.

Thomas Perez: The Right Pick for Secretary of Labor

Charles A. Gonzalez | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Charles A. Gonzalez

Thomas Perez, as Secretary of Labor, will serve our nation well. He is an impressive public servant who has a strong record of building consensus and making government work. And that's exactly what we need in Washington right now.

Obama Announces Labor Secretary Nominee

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

(Adds quotes from announcement, Senators' comments.) By Roberta Rampton and Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reut...

Leading Obama Cabinet Candidate Reportedly Emerges

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

* Choice would show importance of Hispanic voters * Colorado was an important swing state in 2012 election (Updates with quotes fro...

Another Obama Cabinet Member Announces Resignation

Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is leaving her position in President Barack Obama's cabinet, the Associated Press reports. The White House confirmed th...

WATCH: Robert Reich Solves U.S. Economy In Two Minutes

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich knows what's wrong with the economy, and he says he can explain to viewers in less than three minutes. Since...

How America's Shift Away From Helping Its Own Ruined The Economy And The Middle Class (PHOTOS)

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Reich

In the 1930s and 1940s, we restructured our economy to widen prosperity. The result was the Great Prosperity -- a period running from 1947 to 1975, in which the American economy boomed.

Sam Stein

Unions Plan EFCA Push As Solis Nears Confirmation | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, is set to be confirmed by the Senate a week from Tuesday. In the meantime, some...

What An Outrage: Obama Nominates a Pro-Worker Labor Secretary

Steve Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Rosenthal

Hilda Solis will work tirelessly to help strengthen one of America's greatest assets, its labor force, and her nomination deserves to move forward and be confirmed quickly. America needs to get to work.

A Labor Secretary Who is Actually Pro-Union

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonah Lalas

Once the employer realizes his/her employees are willing to stand up for better pay, more affordable healthcare, and better working conditions by forming a union, they begin to fight.

A Secretary of Labor for Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

In 2005, California Congresswoman Hilda Solis contributed $15,000 of her own campaign money to fund a successful movement to raise the minimum wage in California.

Senate Should Quickly Confirm Rep. Solis as Next Secretary of Labor

Rep. George Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. George Miller

Our nation's workers demand a Labor Secretary who understands the everyday struggles Americans are facing. Hilda Solis is the right person for the job.

Hilda Solis: Get Excited

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Obama named Rep. Hilda Solis as the next administration's Secretary of Labor this morning and to put it simply, progressives are ecstatic about the pick.

Hilda Solis: A Profile In Courage

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy

Hilda Solis has the ability and dedication to overcome the entrenched opposition of special interest groups and to make change happen.