Tag: Tom Perez

New Overtime Rules Are a Win for Working People

May 18, 2016

After much anticipation and speculation, the Labor Department released an update today to the rules that govern who is protected by the overtime pay provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act. This long overdue change will significantly increase the number of people who are able to earn a fair return… Read More»

At White House Summit, Labor Rights Take Center Stage

October 9, 2015

This week marked a historic occasion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as working people, organizers, lawmakers, employers, and yes, the President of the United States himself came together for an historic White House Summit on Worker Voice. The all-day convening highlighted the incredible obstacles working people face when coming together to improve… Read More»

Jobs With Justice Celebrates Workers’ Rights Champions

November 24, 2014

On November 20, for the 10th consecutive year, more than 400 labor leaders, advocates, policymakers and allies from the labor, progressive, social justice and student movements joined Jobs With Justice for our annual Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration. Book-ended by major victories for working people, this celebration was definitely… Read More»