by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 01, 2016

"She was a terrible Labor Secretary"

In Trump’s ongoing effort to “Drain the Swamp” he has chosen Elaine Chao to be his Transportation Secretary, overseeing the promised $1 Trillion infrastructure plan that Trump...

by United States D... | on Oct 07, 2016

Paid Leave: A happy and healthy workforce

When Amanda came home to find her partner Jake clutching his chest in pain, she rushed him to the hospital, where he collapsed outside the emergency room. Doctors diagnosed an aortic aneurysm: Jake...

by United States D... | on Aug 26, 2016

Apprenticeship Programs Work!

While the construction industry took a major hit during the Great Recession, construction employment has been rising since 2011 and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects it will continue through...

by United States D... | on May 27, 2016

The war is over

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez issued the following statement today regarding the ongoing labor dispute at Verizon:“Today, I am pleased to announce that the parties have reached an...

by AFL-CIO | on May 18, 2016

Bam gives raises to millions

This article was written by the AFL-CIOAccording to news reports, the Obama administration will unveil new rules on Wednesday that will make millions more people eligible to receive overtime pay....

by United States D... | on May 15, 2016

Feds tell Verizon to bargain with the union

The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers. "A few days ago,  U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez...

by Press and Media | on Apr 29, 2016

New Overtime Threshold: $47,000?

This article first appeared in the POLITICO's Morning Shift.The Labor Department will lower the salary threshold in its forthcoming final rule to extend overtime coverage, Morning Shift has...

by United States D... | on Mar 23, 2016

Introducing Persuader Agreements

Our nation is continuing to recover from the worst recession in generations, with an economy that created 14.3 million jobs over 72 months, and the longest streak of private-sector job growth on...

by Brian Young | on Feb 26, 2016

B&H pays white workers more

The drama at B&H never seems to stop.  UCOMM Blog brought you the harrowing story about how Hispanic workers were being discriminated against at the New York camera institution and how the...

by Daniel Hinton | on Jul 21, 2015

Labor Lectures: Who Is Frances Perkins?

On the northeast corner of Constitution Avenue and 3rd Street NW in Washington, DC, sits the U.S. Department of Labor's headquarters, which is named after its longest-serving secretary. Her name...

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