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Obama: Stop Wall Street Brokers From Putting Their Interests Above Clients Saving for Retirement

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

We're not suggesting that everyone who gives retirement investment advice is taking advantage of their clients, since many advisers do act in their client's best interest. But, because the law does not require them to do so, far too many do not. That's why the President's recent action is so important.

Dave Jamieson

White House To Crack Down On 401(K) Fees

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

Over the objections of Wall Street and some financial regulators, the White House announced Monday that it plans to move ahead with a new rule that wi...

Tom Perez Presses On In West Coast Port Dispute

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. labor secretary engaged in a third straight day of talks with shipping execu...

Obama Asks Labor Secretary To Mediate West Coast Ports Dispute

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics

(Adds latest number of ships waiting to dock) SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to Californ...

Renewing America's Labor Movement

Randi Weingarten | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

People are searching for a way to transform an economic system that benefits the few over the many. They are searching for fairness, opportunity, justice and real change. I believe that search can and should lead to the labor movement.

Elizabeth Warren and the Four Corners of American Politics

Mike Lux | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

The last couple of days have been a provocative view of the near-term future of American politics. There are four major teams on the scene at the same time, coming from four different corners of the field, and they all have some amount of political juice. On the Republican side, there is the increasingly conservative -- but apparently never extreme enough -- establishment wing of the party led by Boehner and McConnell and the big business lobby, and there is the Tea Party anti-establishment wing. The two wings of the Democratic Party are similarly the insiders and the populists. How they end up interacting and competing with each other will be the driving political story for quite a while into the future.

Dave Jamieson

Warren: Economy Is 'Rigged' Against Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a celebrity assist from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the AFL-CIO union federation hosted what it billed as a national summit on...

Potential Attorney General Nominee Fires Up Progressives

Mother Jones | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

The chatter in Washington is that Obama will announce his pick to replace the outgoing Eric Holder soon after Election Day, and Perez is on the WHite ...

Labor Secretary: 'We Suck' On The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Thursday the United States' current federal minimum wage is an international embarrassment, specifically calling out Ne...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Secretary: Lack Of Paid Parental Leave In U.S. Is Embarrassing

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a wide-ranging and progressive speech on jobs, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Monday the path to more "shared prosperity" in the U.S....

Arthur Delaney

Obama Administration Follows Up On Long-Term Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is following up on its January pledge to help the long-term jobless. A big part of that pledge was getting...

Here Are The Two Leading Candidates To Be The Next U.S. Attorney General

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

(Updates with names of leading candidates) By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is un...

Labor Secretary Dodges Questions About Succeeding Eric Holder

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, regarded as a possible contender to fill the shoes of outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, remained quiet as to whethe...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Moves On Minimum Wage Without Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

As part of the president's pledge to act with or without the cooperation of Congress, the White House and Labor Department on Thursday released the de...

Working Families Summit Will Tackle Childcare, Paid Leave, Equal Pay

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Everything has changed in recent decades -- the economy, technology, cultural attitudes, the demographics of the workforce, the role of women in society and the structure of the American family. It's about time our laws caught up.

Arthur Delaney

Obama Admin Bugs Boehner To #RenewUI

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's labor secretary reminded House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday that he would like to see a vote on legislation r...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Extension Is Workable, Labor Department Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Friday he disagrees with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) that Senate legislation reauthorizin...

Lowry/Katrina Clash Over Arizona and Army and Ask: Bidding or Shooting War Over Ukraine?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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The top editors at National Review and Nation debate the economics and morality of a) Arizona 1062, b) modern Pentagon budget and c) Kiev after Sochi. Looking 'into his soul', Lowry and vanden Heuvel agree Putin is dangerously confounding.

Dave Jamieson

If In-N-Out Burger Pays $10 Per Hour, So Can McDonald's, Labor Secretary Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a recent afternoon, Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez found himself getting a five-minute tutorial in paint-mixing at an Ace Hardware s...

Labor Department Wants Safety Reports Made Public

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department wants companies to begin filing all workplace injury and illness reports electronically so they...

Amanda Terkel

Government Agencies Assure 'Nonessential' Employees They're Still Important Ahead of Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The possibility of a government shutdown is dividing the federal workforce into two categories: the haves and the have-nots, or in burea...

Investing in Skills, Investing in People's Dreams

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Thomas E. Perez

As we continue our work to accelerate this economic recovery and restore broad-based prosperity, one of our most critical tasks is to empower American workers with the skills they need to succeed in 21st-century jobs.

Dave Jamieson

White House: No Bailout For Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Public workers and residents in Detroit shouldn't expect their city to be bailed out by the federal government. But during a meeting at ...

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.

The Strong Arm of California Labor Unions

Bob Williams | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Bob Williams

The reforms in California will not solve all of the Golden State's pension problems -- there is a long way to go, but reforms are progress and the federal government should not stand in the way of the states attempting to be fiscally responsible.