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U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 13-399-PHI

Date: 

03/01/2013

Contact: 

Leni Fortson or Jason Surbey

Phone: 

215-861-5102 or 202-693-4668

US Department of Labor to host minimum wage round table in Pittsburgh March 4, 2013


WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor on March 4, 2013, will hold a round-table discussion in Pittsburgh with low-wage workers and advocates on President Barack Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage and ensure that hard work leads to a decent living.

The discussion will be led by Mary Beth Maxwell, the acting deputy administrator for the department’s Wage and Hour Division. She will be joined by local workers, who will share their thoughts about how a minimum wage increase would benefit them and their families. There will be media availability following the discussion.

WHO:

Acting Deputy Administrator for the Wage and Hour Division Mary Beth Maxwell

WHAT:

Round table with low-wage workers and advocates

WHERE:

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Hill District
2177 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219

WHEN:

Monday, March 4, 2013
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. EST

To cover the event on-site, contact Leni Fortson or Jason Surbey using the contact information above. Follow @USDOL on Twitter to join the conversation.

The acting deputy administrator will have limited availability on March 4 for interviews in advance of the event.

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