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Newsletter Photos — June 27, 2013

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DOL Poster: Fair Labor Standards Act — 75 Years. "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." — Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


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Acting Secretary Seth D. Harris testifies at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee's hearing "Building a Foundation of Fairness: 75 Years of the Federal Minimum Wage" June 25.


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OSHA's Fireworks Safety Display Operators Poster


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Acting Secretary Seth Harris with Diane Rehm, host of The Diane Rehm Show, in Washington, D.C., June 26, 2013.


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At the ceremony with some of the graduates are (left to right) Darren Watson, leadership facilitator at Youth Co-Op Inc.; Zipporah Hayes, career advisor; Sergio R. Bustos, state and politics editor at the Miami Herald and guest speaker; Millie Herrera, southeast regional representative for the secretary of labor; Maria Rodriguez, president of Youth Co-Op Inc.; Paulina Velez, youth programs coordinator for Youth Co-Op Inc. and Alvin E. West, chairman of the South Florida Workforce Investment Board.


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Laura Fortman, principal deputy administrator for the Wage and Hour Division, addresses more than 100 participants at the Hurricane Sandy Prevailing Wage Conference in Atlantic City on June 26.


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A mine rescue crew in Benwood, W.Va., prepares to go underground after a mine explosion on April 28, 1924. The explosion killed 119 miners and occurred just 35 minutes after the workers entered the mine.


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Participating in one of the Vulnerable Community Listening Sessions were (from left to Right) Leap En Thach, outreach supervisor, United Healthcare Community Plan, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program; Rose Holandez, senior program analyst, Women's Bureau; Mary Tiernan, program analyst, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Mary Yee, commissioner, Mayor's Commission on Asian American Affairs; Thann Prum, program specialist, Migrant Education Program, Houston Community Center in Philadelphia; and Kamal Adhikari, student/parent support specialist, Migrant Education Program, Houston Community Center in Philadelphia.


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Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, discusses OSHA's initiatives to help protect temporary and vulnerable workers with Thomas Kramer, chair of the American Society of Safety Engineers' Safety 2013 Professional Development Conference and Exposition, during a plenary session on July 25.


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Gregory Morales


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Donald Strong