Photo Gallery: Secretary Perez Testifies on Raising the Minimum Wage
(March 12, 2014)
Secretary Perez testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee about the need to raise the federal minimum wage.
Secretary Perez tells lawmakers that raising the minimum wage will benefit 28 million workers, and reduce the economic insecurity facing many American families.
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (Iowa), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, addresses Secretary Perez during questioning about the proposed increase in the minimum wage.
Secretary Perez meets with attendees at the hearing. Featured (L-R) are Ernesto Mendoza, Change to Win Coalition; fast-food worker Lisbeth Caceres; Secretary Perez; fast-food worker Luis Chiliquinga; restaurant server Nyah Potts.