News & Events: August 27, 2015 | Read Online

Labor Day 2015

As Secretary Tom Perez travels across the country before Labor Day, he's sitting down with workers, business owners, and state and local leaders to discuss how we can build shared prosperity for a stronger America. In Detroit, he heard from workers seeking higher wages and a voice in the workplace. In Portland, Oregon, the focus was on the importance of paid leave. Join the conversation using #LaborDay2015.

Detroit: A voice in the workplace

Portland: Work and family values

Retirement advice workers deserve

National News

Suit seeks $1.6M for Illinois workers
225 citations issued at 21 mines
Drone manufacturer faulted on wages
Alabama roofer gave false statements
Grant for cleanup after Texas storms
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DOL in Action

Discussing future of work with Germany
Job training in Illinois
A win for home care workers
Partnerships for worker protections
New workplace safety map
Read more from our blog

Blog Highlights

Standing up for taxi drivers

Women veterans

We must ensure that women and men who have sacrificed for us are equally valued.

Young Workers' Rights

Back wages for you

One of our top priorities is to ensure that the money we collect is rightfully paid to the workers who earned it.

Unlocking the Potential of All Americans

Overtime letter writers

Secretary Perez called three people who wrote in about how overtime would benefit them. Share your story!

DOL Working For You

Seated from left: Bill McDonald, OSHAs area director in St. Louis, Tom McDonnell, president of the Mason Contractors Association of St. Louis; and Gary Elliott, business manager of the Eastern Missouri Laborers District Council with representatives from the contract members. Executive Director Dave Gillick is standing on the far right.

Brick-by-brick partnership

Bricklayers face hazards every day. To help prevent injuries, the Mason Contractors Association of St. Louis and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are partnering to strengthen worker safety and health. “We are changing the safety culture of our entire industry,” the association’s executive director says, adding, “Everyone wants to work safe.”

Upcoming Events
Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act as it Relates to Gas Stations / Convenience Stores — WHD
Little Rock, AR
Health Benefits Laws Compliance Assistance Seminar — EBSA
West Columbia, SC
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