News & Events: October 1, 2015 | Read Online


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Paid leave

We're doing all that we can to help states and localities lead on leave. Read about $1.55 million in grants to study the implementation of these important policies.

Child labor

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs' research on the worst forms of child labor enters the digital age, as the agency launches a new mobile application and open data. Read more...


The new class member locator can help workers like Joe. See how:


DOL Working For You

Cesar Reza

YouthBuild: A better choice

Cesar Reza dropped out of high school to work, but soon realized that he needed more education and training in order to have a better life. Through the YouthBuild program, he completed his GED and has been hired as an electrical apprentice with a Denver company.

Read Cesar's story.


National News

$8.4M in grants for mine safety

17-year-old worker loses leg

Grant for Merrimack Valley layoffs

Home Depot store settles bias case

Propane company faulted on safety

Read more National News

DOL in Action

Keeping workers safe from chemicals

Black women in the labor movement

Protecting low-income workers

Worker hotline for Oregon, California

Women and the economy at Manila forum

Read more DOL in Action


Blog Highlights

Labor rights=civil rights

Fifty years ago, a president’s executive order decisively stated that jobs and justice go hand in hand.

Protecting farmworkers

New rules will protect farmworkers who help produce and harvest our nation’s food.

Inspections and impact

A new approach will improve the planning and measuring of health and safety inspections — to the benefit of workers.


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