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    Labor Secretary Nomination 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 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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    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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    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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    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…

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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…

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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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    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

    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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    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 the committee his top…

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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 long-term…

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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…

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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 the…

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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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    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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