Photo Gallery: Secretary Perez meets with Governors and businesses on why they support the minimum wage
(March 5, 2014)
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the minimum wage, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut, on March 5, 2014. The President is joined by Gov. Dannel Malloy of Connecticut; Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, Gov. Peter Shumlin of Vermont, Gov. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, and Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Secretary Perez joins Costco CEO Craig Jelinek for a tour of their headquarters and store in Issaquah, Washington.
Costco CEO Jelinek talks about how raising the minimum wage for workers will increase productivity and reduce turnover.
Costco CEO Jelinek and Secretary Perez discuss the importance of increasing the minimum wage and how they both buy their shirts at Costco.
Secretary Perez and Costco CEO Jelinek discuss Costco's business model at the Issaquah, Washington, location.
Secretary Perez and Costco CEO Jelinek wrap up their meeting and tour of Costco.
Gap executives Dan Henkle and Bill Chandler greet Secretary Perez upon his arrival at Gap, Inc.
Secretary Perez tours the Gap headquarters showroom and learns about their business model.
Secretary Perez holds a conversation with Gap executives on how raising the minimum hourly wage for their employees is a good investment and will be beneficial to their company.
Secretary Perez tours Gap's headquarters and points to the neon socks that his son likes to buy.