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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...

75 Years of Rewarding Work and Responsibility

Seth D. Harris | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
Seth D. Harris

A higher minimum wage provides a shot in the arm to an economy powered above all by consumer demand. When working families have more money in their pockets, they don't stash it in offshore bank accounts in the Cayman Islands -- they pump it back into their local economies.

WOW: Man Celebrates 72 Years At The Same Company

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty

When it comes to careers, change has become the norm. According to the U.S. Labor Department, many people hold at least 10 different jobs between the ...

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 ...

Make Workplaces Safer With Immigration Reform

Jorge Ramirez | Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago
Jorge Ramirez

One positive side effect of Congress passing comprehensive immigration reform would be an increase in workplace safety and a reduction in the staggering number of fatalities and injuries suffered by workers on the job in the United States.

Building a Skills Infrastructure by Investing in Community Colleges

Seth D. Harris | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Seth D. Harris

I view skills development as one of the leading edges of economic development. I've seen it across the country -- investing in the skills of American workers is fostering the creation of middle-class jobs and ensuring that workers can succeed in them.

Dave Jamieson

This Week's Forgotten Tragedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The staggering death toll continues to rise -- not in Boston, but in the small town of West, Texas. Buried by the extraordinary devel...

Dave Jamieson

Jobs Crisis Takes Back Seat To Politics At Labor Confirmation Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmation hearing for labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez sounded a lot like a Justice Department oversight hearing on Th...

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.

Dave Jamieson

Obama Labor Nominee Picks Up Key GOP Backer

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Jobs Downer Trips Up Obama's Game

Roll Call | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

If the new jobs numbers had come out the Friday before the election instead of today, President Barack Obama might well have lost. ...

Arthur Delaney

Bad Jobs Report 'Should Be A Wake-Up Call'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly half a million Americans left the labor force in March, the U.S. Labor Department announced Friday, causing the unemployment rate...

Dow Working On Comeback After Decline

AP | STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average closed higher Thursday, regaining half of its decline the day before, as buyers returned to the mark...

Dave Jamieson

Sequestration's Gift To Deadly Coal Companies

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing budget cuts under congressional sequestration, the federal agency overseeing mine safety is planning to severely cut back its eff...

Dave Jamieson

How Sequestration Hurts Miners But Not Coal Companies

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's miners will be among those paying a high price for Congressional sequestration, with the head of the federal agency for min...

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.

Ryan J. Reilly

Michael Steele Blasts Rush Limbaugh For Racist Remark

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Monday criticized Rush Limbaugh for making racist remarks about Tom Pere...

The Family and Medical Leave Act: Then, Now and Next

Seth D. Harris | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Seth D. Harris

Today, as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Department of Labor is releasing the results of a survey on the act's use and impact. Plain and simple: the act is still good for workers and their families -- and yes, it's good for business.

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...

Dave Jamieson

Bad News For American Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Driven by widespread job losses in the public sector, the number of American workers belonging to a labor union has dropped to a record ...

Dave Jamieson

Outgoing Labor Secretary: GOP Attacks Were 'Outrageous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four years ago, when she was considering becoming President Barack Obama's secretary of labor, Hilda Solis said many friends asked why s...

Dave Jamieson

Foreign Workers Exploited In U.S. Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With immigration policy now a top priority of the Obama administration, advocates for comprehensive reform are urging lawmakers to impro...

Dave Jamieson

Solis Resigns After Accomplishments, Frustrations At Labor Department

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The announcement by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on Wednesday that she would be stepping down from her post surprised both members of her...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Still Waiting On White House's 'We Can't Wait' Initiative

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A year ago President Barack Obama stood with a group of home care aides and announced that his administration would be extending to them...

5,000 New Yorkers Will Be Hired For Sandy Cleanup

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 5,000 New Yorkers will be hired for temporary government jobs cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy, officials said Sunday. ...