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Thomas Perez Labor Secretary

A Working Mother's Response, on Behalf of Her Peers

Regan Long | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of working mothers in America, I will continue to highlight the necessity and urgency of this war that I pray we win. And I am prepared to have to fight this battle more than once to win it.

Labor Secretary Perez: US Maternity Leave Isn't 'Serving Our Women'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents

In a HuffPost Live interview Tuesday, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez echoed what he and other members of the Obama administration have been pushing for ...

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Advocates For Paid Family Leave

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

The United States is one of only four countries without paid family leave, and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez wants to change that. In an intervie...

Get Out Your Work Books

Carl Fillichio | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

In honor of our centennial this year, the U.S. Department of Labor, in partnership with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, has created an exciting project called Books that Shaped Work in America.

Dave Jamieson

Labor Secretary: More Employers Need To Emulate Costco | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Count Labor Secretary Thomas Perez among the many admirers of Costco. In a speech in the nation's capital on poverty Tuesday, Perez s...

Official: Fast Food Strikes Show Need To Raise The Minimum Wage

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The recent spate of fast-food worker strikes is another sign of the need to raise the minimum wage for all workers, Labor Secretary...

Senate Confirms Obama Labor Pick

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

The Senate confirmed Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary on Thursday. Perez was confirmed by a vote of 54-46. Below, more from the Associated Press...

Senate Ends Filibuster On Obama Nominee

AP | Alan Fram | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

BY ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Senate has voted narrowly to end a filibuster against President Barack Obama's nominee to hea...

Obama Pick Endorsed Despite GOP Opposition

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate panel has endorsed the nomination of Justice Department official Thomas Perez to head the Labor Department despite opposition f...

Holder Defends Former Colleague And Cabinet Nominee

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is defending Thomas Perez's tenure as head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and says ...

McConnell Attacks 'Problematic' Obama Pick

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - The Senate's top Republican on Wednesday came out strongly against President Barack Obama's labor secretary nomination...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Labor Nominee Picks Up Key GOP Backer | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican appointee who once held Thomas Perez's current Justice Department post has written a letter to Senate leaders in support ...

GOP Lawmakers Blast Obama Pick Over 'Inappropriate' Deal

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a blistering report, Republican lawmakers on Sunday sharply criticized Labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez over what they said ...

Source: Obama Poised To Announce New Labor Secretary

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is poised to select Justice Department official Thomas Perez to be the next labor secretary, according to tw...