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Posted byon March 29, 2014 at 5:00 AM EST
In this week’s address, Vice President Biden discusses the importance of raising the federal minimum wage. It’s good for workers, it’s good for business, and it would help close the gender pay gap, as women make up more than half of the workers who stand to benefit from a raise.
Posted byon March 28, 2014 at 5:53 PM EST
Secretary Thomas E. Perez talks with 11-year-old Jesseca, who came out to a rally in Cleveland to show her support for raising the minimum wage, and giving millions of workers the dignity and respect a hard day’s work deserves.
The Minimum Wage and Tipped Minimum Wage: Important Tools to Lift Wages and Reduce Poverty, Particularly for WomenPosted byon March 26, 2014 at 1:04 PM EST
A new report shows that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and indexing it to inflation, while also increasing the tipped minimum wage, would have particular benefits for women.
Posted byon March 22, 2014 at 4:55 AM EST
In this week’s address, President Obama highlights the importance of making sure our economy rewards the hard work of every American – including America’s women.
Posted byon March 21, 2014 at 5:30 PM EST
This week, the President celebrated St. Patrick's day alongside the Prime Minister of Ireland, continued to work toward a diplomatic resolution to the conflict in Ukraine, hosted Palestinian President Abbas, awarded 24 Medals of Honor, and traveled to Florida to speak on the importance of supporting working families.
Posted byon March 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM EST
President Obama travels to Orlando to talk about the importance of improving economic opportunity for America's women and working families.
Posted byon March 15, 2014 at 5:00 AM EST
In this week’s address, President Obama highlighted the action he took this week to reward hard work by strengthening overtime pay protections.
Posted byon March 13, 2014 at 11:00 PM EST
This week, the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Chile to attend the President's inauguration, while this President worked on improving access to college for students, raising the minimum wage, and negotiating a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Ukraine. He also got out the word about this year's March 31st deadline for health insurance applications, congratulated NCAA champs, and designated a new national monument.
Posted byon March 13, 2014 at 5:02 PM EST
President Obama signs a Presidential Memorandum directing Secretary of Labor Tom Perez to update and modernize America’s overtime regulations.
Posted byon March 12, 2014 at 7:26 PM EST
Today, the President hosted a meeting with women members of Congress to discuss the 2014 women's economic agenda, and the administration's plan to expand opportunity for every American.