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  • Conservative Political Action Conference Secretary Acosta
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    Conservative Political Action Conference, Secretary Acosta

    Labor Secretary Alex Acosta talked about the state of the economy under the Trump administration, along with changes in the workforce that have come to be known as the “gig economy.” He…

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  • Labor Secretary Acosta Testifies on Department Priorities
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    Labor Issues and the Trump Administration

    Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta testified on his department’s policies and priorities at a hearing held by the House Education and the Workforce Committee. Members addressed several issues…

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  • Secretaries DeVos and Acosta Hold Briefing on Workforce Development
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    Secretaries of Labor and Education on Apprenticeships

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta held a briefing on education and workforce development at the Marriott in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The briefing followed…

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  • Alexander Acosta Sworn In as Labor Secretary
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    Labor Secretary Swearing-In Ceremony

    Vice President Pence swore in Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor in the vice president’s ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across the street from the White…

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  • Labor Secretary Nominee Outlines Policy Priorities at Confirmation Hearing
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    Labor Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s labor secretary nominee, Alexander Acosta. He was asked about several issues including…

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  • President Trump Holds News Conference
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    President Trump News Conference

    President Trump held a news conference to announce Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee following Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw from the process. Before taking questions, the president spoke at length about topics such as…

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  • Washington Journal Russell Berman on Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder
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    Labor Secretary Nomination

    The Atlantic's Russell Berman spoke by phone about Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw his nomination to be labor secretary.

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  • Senators Chuck Schumer and Patty Murray Speak Out Against Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder
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    Senate Democrats on Labor Secretary Nominee

    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) spoke to reporters about fast food executive Andrew Puzder’s nomination for…

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  • Marlene Trestman Discusses emFair Labor Lawyerem
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    Fair Labor Lawyer

    Marlene Trestman talked about her book Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin, in which she recalls the impact attorney…

    586 views
  • Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Discusses Workplace Policy Reforms
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    Workplace Policy Reforms

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was the luncheon speaker at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, today. He outlined President Obama’s labor policies including expanding overtime pay for…

    163 views
  • Senate Committee Reviews Labor Department Overtime Pay Rule
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    Overtime Pay Rule

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the potential effects of the Labor Department’s proposed overtime rule for small businesses. The rule would extend overtime protection to workers earning…

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  • Washington Journal Labor Secretary Thomas Perez
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    Labor Secretary Perez on Grants for Jail-Based Employment Centers

    Secretary Thomas Perez was interviewed by video phone about Department of Labor grants for jail-based employment centers.

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  • Honoring Chinese Railroad Workers
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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 1865 and 1869.…

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  • Senate HELP Cmte Discusses Labor NLRB Nominees
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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
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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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  • Labor Sec Nominee Testifies at Senate HELP Hearing
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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 the committee his top…

    341 views
  • Pres Obama Nominates Thomas Perez as New Labor Secretary
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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
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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
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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 long-term…

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  • Labor Department Job Training Programs
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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 “Washington…

    617 views
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