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Support for Today’s Joan Holloways

by Latifa Lyles on February 3, 2014

In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama touched on a core issue that has affected women for as long as they have been in the workplace.

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From Little Women to Madame Secretary: The Arc of Working Women

by Latifa Lyles on January 21, 2014

With my colleagues in the Women’s Bureau, I have helped develop policies and standards to protect the interests of working women.

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The Price of Poverty and its Unique Costs for Women

by Laura Fortman and Latifa Lyles on January 17, 2014

Today’s working woman has to balance a number of responsibilities, including work, raising children and taking care of aging parents.

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50 Years Later: Women, Work and the Work Ahead

by Latifa Lyles on December 20, 2013

We have by no means done enough to strengthen family life and at the same time encourage women to make their full contribution as citizens.

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Honoring Women's Rights Pioneer

By Secretary Tom Perez on December 13, 2013

The Labor Department’s Hall of Honor recognizes men and women – like Cesar Chavez, Helen Keller and the Workers of the Memphis Sanitation Strike — who have made invaluable contributions to the welfare of American workers.

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An Invitation to Action: Commemorating a Historic Report on the Status of Women

by Latifa Lyles on December 7, 2013

This week in the Women’s Bureau, we’re commemorating the 50th anniversary of “American Women: The Report of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women.”

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Women of Color: An Economic Snapshot

by Latifa Lyles on November 16, 2013

Today, you can find countless articles and research papers about women in the workforce, the challenges they face and legislative victories they’ve won over the years.

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Bridging the Gap: Older Americans in the Workforce

by Latifa Lyles on November 4, 2013

Today, more and more people are working later in life. Many workers want to – or have to – delay retirement, or return to work after retirement.

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Champions of Women’s Work

By Latifa Lyles on August 26, 2013

Peterson is one link on a long chain of Labor Department employees who have championed the rights of working women.

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Big Girls Do Cry Sometimes. So What?

By Latifa Lyles on August 5, 2013

Every time women break the glass ceiling, it seems like they still end up with a few shards stuck in their hair.

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