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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...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 3/14/14

John Zipperer | Posted 05.14.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's been a tense week around the globe. See how well you've been following events by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Honoring Veterans by Hiring Veterans

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Thomas E. Perez

The question isn't: Why would you want to hire a veteran? The question is: Why wouldn't you? They represent the very best America has to offer. If we trusted them with the nation's security, why wouldn't you trust them with a responsible job?

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.

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 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...

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

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...

Tom Perez and the Civil Rights Division

David Ogden | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
David Ogden

Tom Perez is exactly what the Labor Department needs to continue its important work of expanding opportunity for all Americans. Although the Civil Rights Division will no doubt feel his loss, he will leave it a much more effective and professional office than when he arrived.

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 ...

Republicans Scrutinize Obama's Pick

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton and Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Tom Perez, head o...

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...

Ryan J. Reilly

Tom Perez Chosen As Obama's Labor Secretary Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Perez is President Obama's next nominee to head the Labor Department, the White House said Sunday night. Obama will announce the nom...

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...

Beginnings and Endings: My Journey of Public Service

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 03.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Sec. Hilda Solis

Today, as I prepared to say farewell, I decided that I wanted to share my experience through journeys, and through beginnings and endings, because that reflects what's in my mind, and more importantly, what is in my heart at this present moment.

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...

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...

Lupe Ontiveros: A Woman of Action

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 09.27.2012 | Latino Voices
Sec. Hilda Solis

Lupe Ontiveros' great talent extended far past television, stage and motion pictures. Indeed, she was a fine actress, but more than that, she was a woman of great action. And she was my friend for more than 20 years.

Robert Reich: Obama Must Be More Aggressive With Republicans

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

JOHNSTON, Iowa — Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich says President Barack Obama needs to be more aggressive in confronting Republicans and shou...

Our Ladder of Opportunity

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Sec. Hilda Solis

As the country's first Latina Labor Secretary, I appreciate both how far our community has come and how far we still have to go. Latinos come from a heritage of hard work, but our great work ethic will only flourish if we have the qualifications for job openings where we can apply it.

U.S. Soldiers Return Home To Labor Market With Few Opportunities

Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Alexandra Alper) - Army Officer Donna Bachler hasn't had a regular paycheck since she left active duty four years ago, even though she b...

Sam Stein

Hilda Solis Confirmed As Labor Secretary By Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the final members of President Obama's Cabinet, his nominee for Labor Secretary, was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday by a vote of 80 to 17. ...

Sam Stein

Solis To Be Confirmed By Up-Or-Down Vote Tuesday Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The long and dramatic confirmation of Hilda Solis to serve as Labor Secretary is coming to an end tonight, it seems. Republicans in the Senate just ...

Sam Stein

Unions Plan EFCA Push As Solis Nears Confirmation

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...