WHD News Release: [05/13/2013]
Contact Name: Leni Fortson or Jason Surbey
Phone Number: (215) 861-5102 or (202) 617-4644
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Surbey.Jason@dol.gov
Release Number: 13-0951-PHI
Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris to host minimum wage round table in Baltimore May 14, 2013
WASHINGTON Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris on May 14 will hold a round-table discussion with low-wage workers and advocates on President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage and ensure that hard work leads to a decent living.
Since the president's State of the Union address in February, the acting secretary and other U.S. Department of Labor officials have held more than 20 round-table discussions with workers around the country.
Local workers will share their thoughts about how a minimum wage increase would benefit them and their families. There will be a brief media availability following the discussion.
WHO: Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris
WHAT: Round table with low-wage workers and advocates
Catholic Charities of Baltimore
Our Daily Bread Employment Center
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Tuesday, May 14
10 a.m. EDT
To cover the event on-site, contact Leni Fortson or Jason Surbey using the information above. The acting secretary will have limited availability for interviews following the event.
To join the conversation on Twitter, follow @USDOL and @ActingSecHarris.