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    Honoring Chinese Railroad Workers

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez formally inducted into the Labor Hall of Honor approximately 12,000 Chinese immigrant laborers who worked on the Central Pacific Railroad between…

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    Department of Labor Secretary Confirmation Vote

    In an executive session, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 12-10 along party lines to confirm the nomination of Thomas Perez to become secretary of the…

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    Majority Leader Reid on Thomas Perez Nomination

    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about the nomination of Thomas Perez to be secretary of labor.

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    Secretary of Labor Nomination Hearing

    Thomas Perez, nominee for secretary of the Department of Labor, testified at a nomination hearing held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee. Mr. Perez told…

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    Labor Secretary Nomination

    President Obama announced his nomination of Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez to replace Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.

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    Sequestration Labor Department Budget Cuts

    Dylan Matthews talked about the impact of sequestration on the Labor Department. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

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    Labor Department Jobs Programs

    Labor Secretary Hilda Solis talked about her department’s jobs programs. The programs include the Worker Innovation Fund, which helps low wage, low skill, dislocated, and…

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    Labor Department Job Training Programs

    Jane Oates talked about Department of Labor job training programs. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. This program was part one of a five-day…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on a poll by Reuters which showed that 57 percent of U.S. workers use their vacation time. Frank Oliveri talked by telephone about the announcement by…

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    Latest Jobless Figures

    Timothy Homan talked about the September 2010 employment figures. The unemployment rate remained at 9.6 percent, the 14th straight month above 9.5 percent and the longest stretch since…

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    U.S. Mine Safety

    Gregory Wagner, Mine Safety and Health Administration Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, talked about the West Virginia coal mine accident earlier this week and the latest on the…

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    Book Discussion on The Woman Behind the New Deal

    Kirsten Downey talked about her book The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience (Nan A. Talese; March 3, 2009). She…

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    Labor Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Representative Hilda Solis testified about her nomination as secretary of labor. In her remarks she spoke about the state of the economy, rising unemployment rates, and the role of…

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    Hilda Solis Nomination Hearing

    Dan Morain reported by telephone on the hearing to confirm the nomination of Representative Hilda Solis to be secretary of labor.

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    Child Labor and Forced Labor

    Labor Department officials conducted a forum on child labor and human trafficking. They focused on human rights and labor abuses in various regions of the world, as well as efforts to…

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    Secretary Chao Speech

    Secretary Elaine Chao talked about the free enterprise system, U.S. competitiveness in the global market, and the accomplishments of the Labor Department. She noted that the U.S. is…

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    Nomination Hearings

    Committee members heard testimony from Andrew von Eschenbach on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. They also heard testimony from Paul DeCamp on his…

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    Mine Safety Officials Nominations

    Mr. Foulke testified about his qualifications to serve as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Mr. Stickler testified about his qualifications to…

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    Administration's Labor Policy

    Secretary Chao spoke about the Bush Administration’s labor policy. She characterized the administration’s policy as “common sense and pro growth.” She asserted…

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    Measuring Job Growth

    Economists and labor analysts discussed the U.S. economy, job growth, and the perception that there is a “jobless recovery.” They focused on methods of measuring job growth and…

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