Photo Gallery: Secretary Perez meets with workers and employers in Louisville
(November 20, 2013)
Secretary Perez listens to employers and workers about the need to raise the minimum wage.
"We have unanimity about the proposition that we need a comprehensive strategy that we need to build ladders of opportunity across the country," said Secretary Perez at a meeting with low wage workers and employers.
"If you work hard and play by the rules, you should have the opportunity to live a good life," said Secretary Perez.
Secretary Perez thanks Lynn Cooper, a clerk at Dairy Mart, for sharing her story with the group. During the roundtable discussion, Lynn explained that she can't work more than 8 hours a day, or she'll lose her day care for her child and access to food assistance.