Photo Gallery: Secretary Perez meets with low-wage workers in Jersey City, NJ
(February 3, 2014)
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and New Jersey U.S. Senator Cory Booker meet with low-wage workers in Jersey City to discuss the need to increase the federal minimum wage.
Secretary Perez tells workers that he hopes to listen to their stories and take their ideas back to Washington, D.C.
Secretary Perez and Sen. Booker listen while a worker tells them, "I'm committed to my job, but I cannot survive these wages."
Sen. Booker talks to low-wage workers about the struggles facing New Jersey with the current minimum wage.
Secretary Perez told the workers that "persistent is what this President is and persistent is what we continue to be because we have heard from you."
Secretary Perez participates in media interviews on the president's Executive Order to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 for federal contractors.
Secretary Perez and Mayor Fulop depart the roundtable with low-wage workers on a snowy day in Jersey City.