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Secretary Perez

Raise Your Voice to Raise Wages

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 08.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

There are many signs that the economy is recovering, but we still have a long way to go.

Congressional Q&A Seeks to Delay Protections for Retirement Savers

Barbara Roper | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Barbara Roper

When a member of Congress wants to rein in a regulator, the classic strategy is to send them a letter with a long list of questions and a short deadline for response. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) recently sent such a letter to Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Thomas Perez.

Financial Firms Fight to Protect their Right to Profit at Customers' Expense

Barbara Roper | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Barbara Roper

Ever since the Department of Labor proposed several years ago to close regulatory loopholes that allow financial firms to offer conflicted retirement advice without having to act in the best interests of the retirement savers who rely on that advice, financial services firms have been nearly apoplectic in their opposition.

Avoiding the Need for Student Debt Relief

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

College matters. Education matters. Having a well-paying and satisfying job matters. Being able to live as free as possible from college debt matters. I don't believe the American dream for most people is to go to the most expensive Ivy League or most prestigious research institution, and then go on to become rich and famous.

Day One

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

For 100 years, the Labor Department has been central to safeguarding and expanding the American dream for working families. As the first secretary of the department's second century, I will focus every day on creating more opportunity for more people.