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Posted byon March 8, 2014 at 6:00 AM EST
In this week’s address, President Obama highlighted the momentum building across the country to give Americans a raise and reiterated his call for Congress to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.
Posted byon March 7, 2014 at 9:38 AM EST
February 2014 was the 48th straight month of private-sector job growth, with businesses adding 8.7 million jobs over that time. Despite a major snowstorm that hit the east coast during the reference week for the labor market surveys, the rate of job growth picked up from the December and January pace.
Posted byon March 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM EST
This week, The White House hosted its first ever White House Student Film Festival, while the President addressed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, presented his budget for Fiscal Year 2015, urged Congress to raise the minimum wage, and held a town hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act.
Posted byon March 5, 2014 at 5:49 PM EST
Ensuring that hard work pays off means that women should receive equal pay for equal work, that Americans can save and retire with dignity, that people have health insurance when they need it most, and that the wage you make is enough to support yourself and your family.
Posted byon March 5, 2014 at 5:02 PM EST
No one working full time in this country should have to raise a family in poverty. We can raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, and we should.
Posted byon March 4, 2014 at 2:02 PM EST
President Obama's 2015 budget provides a “roadmap” for the agenda he laid out in his State of the Union address to restore opportunity for all Americans.
Posted byon March 1, 2014 at 6:00 AM EST
In his weekly address, President Obama details the actions he took to launch new manufacturing hubs and expand a competition to fund transformative infrastructure projects.
Posted byon February 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM EST
This week, the President announced two new manufacturing hubs, and his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, toured a new light rail system in St. Paul, Minnesota, and spoke on the importance of supporting American infrastructure jobs. The First Lady celebrated the fourth anniversary of her "Let's Move" Initiative with both Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, while the Vice President kicked off the inaugural episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Posted byon February 25, 2014 at 5:11 PM EST
President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes – one in Chicago and one in the Detroit area -- as well as a competition for the first of four additional manufacturing innovation institutes.
Posted byon February 24, 2014 at 4:01 PM EST
Governors from across the nation gather in Washington, D.C. for the 2014 National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting.