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Labor Secretary Tom Perez reflects on this summer's job growth

Sep 5, 2016
Perez joined us to talk about job growth, the manufacturing sector, and eligibility for overtime pay.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez (C-R) listens to trainee Tim Demol explain the functions of an automated coffee brewing machine created as a technical exercise at the Siemens training facility in Berlin, Germany. Secretary Perez visited the center to learn more about the German trainee system, in which manufacturers offer paid multi-year training programs to recent high school graduates.
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Secretary of Labor: We should raise the minimum wage even if it makes your hamburger more expensive

Apr 8, 2016
In the long run, businesses will do better to pay workers more, says Secretary Thomas Perez.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
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Who needs a Labor Secretary anyway?

Mar 18, 2013
President Obama nominated Thomas E. Perez to head the Labor Department. So, what does a Secretary of Labor actually do?