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Date Title Officials Location
June 22, 2016 Remarks at the "Building the Best America," National Press Club Thomas Perez Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Announces Agreement In Principle On A New Contract For Verizon Workers Thomas Perez Washington, DC
May 15, 2016 Statement Of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez On The Ongoing Labor Dispute Involving Verizon Workers Thomas Perez Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 Blog: Renewing Our Commitment to Project Labor Agreements Thomas Perez Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 Remarks At the Pacific Council on International Policy John Kerry Los Angeles, CA
March 29, 2016 Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. on Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association John King Unknown
March 29, 2016 Labor Secretary Perez's Statement On Us Supreme Court Ruling In Friedrichs V. California Teachers Association Thomas Perez Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Remarks at the Silica Final Rule Announcement, International Masonry Institute Training Center Thomas Perez Bowie, MD
March 23, 2016 New Us Department Of Labor Rule Improves Transparency For Workers Considering Union Representation Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2016 Statement by Us Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2015 Union Membership Report Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2015 US and Honduras Sign Landmark Labor Rights Agreement Thomas Perez Unknown
Sept. 8, 2015 Remarks by the President at Greater Boston Labor Council Labor Day Breakfast Pres. Barack Obama Boston, MA
June 28, 2015 Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez at the Aspen Ideas Festival Thomas Perez Aspen, CO
June 19, 2015 Blog: House Republicans Fail to Invest in Students, Workers, Our Nation's Health, and the Economy Shaun Donovan Unknown
March 31, 2015 Remarks by the President Before Signing Memorandum of Disapproval Regarding S.J. Res.8 Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez at the United Auto Workers Collective Bargaining Conference, Thomas Perez Detroit, MI
March 9, 2015 Statement by the President Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
Jan. 29, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - End to Overtime Rule to Protect Workers John Kerry Washington, DC
Jan. 23, 2015 Statement by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 Union Membership Report Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Jan. 7, 2015 Remarks By U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, AFL-CIO National Summit on Raising Wages Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Nov. 12, 2014 US Labor Department Signs Agreement with New Hampshire Department of Labor to Reduce Misclassification of Employees Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2014 Remarks by the President at Milwaukee Laborfest Pres. Barack Obama Milwaukee, WI
July 29, 2014 Cooperative Agreement will Pair "Work Boots on the Ground" Volunteer Program with Shovel-Ready Projects on Nation's Public Lands Sally Jewell Washington, DC
June 30, 2014 Statement by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court Ruling Thomas Perez Unknown
May 27, 2014 San Francisco Regional Forum Thomas Perez San Francisco, CA
April 4, 2014 Blog: The Cause He Died For Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Jan. 24, 2014 Statement by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2013 Union Membership Report Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Jan. 20, 2014 Blog: Dr. King: His Courage Guides Us Still Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Sept. 10, 2013 Remarks By Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, AFL-CIO 27th Constitutional Convention Thomas Perez Los Angeles, CA
July 30, 2013 Statement by the President on the Confirmation of the National Labor Relations Board Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
July 23, 2013 Blog: Day One Thomas Perez Unknown
March 18, 2013 Remarks by the President Announcing the Nomination of Thomas Perez for Secretary of Labor Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2012 President Obama to Establish César E. Chávez National Monument Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
Sept. 27, 2012 Kerry Statement on Janitor Contract Negotiations John Kerry Washington, DC
April 30, 2012 Remarks by the President at the Building and Construction Trades Department Conference Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
March 21, 2012 President Obama Announces Members of the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2012 Remarks by the President to UAW Conference Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Feb. 1, 2012 US Labor Department to Re-Propose 'Parental Exemption' of Child Labor in Agriculture Rule Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2012 We Can't Wait: The White House Announces Federal and Private Sector Commitments to Provide Employment Opportunities for Nearly 180,000 Youth Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
Dec. 15, 2011 We Can't Wait: President Obama Will Announce Administrative Action to Provide Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections for Nearly 2 Million In-Home Care Workers Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2011 Blog: Clarifying the Department of Labor's Child Labor Proposal Thomas Vilsack Unknown
May 25, 2011 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and American Farm Bureau Federal (AFBF) Thomas Vilsack Unknown
May 19, 2011 Prepared Remarks of Secretary Shaun Donovan at a Project Labor Agreement Signing Ceremony Shaun Donovan Boston, MA
March 13, 2011 Boston Globe - Kerry Tells Police Union that the GOP is Making Cuts Without Considering Impact John Kerry Unknown
Dec. 16, 2010 Secretary of Labor to Chair Homelessness Council, HHS Secretary Vice Chair Shaun Donovan Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2010 Vice President Biden Announces New Initiatives to Help Homeowners, Veterans, and Workers Access Legal Services Joseph Biden Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2010 Prepared Remarks of Secretary Shaun Donovan at the National Alliance For Fair Contracting Conference Shaun Donovan Washington, DC
Oct. 4, 2010 Remarks by the President at a Meeting of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2010 Remarks by the President to the AFL-CIO Executive Council Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
July 15, 2010 Statement by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on Child Nutrition Reauthorization Passage From House Education and Labor Committee Thomas Vilsack Washington, D.C.
July 1, 2010 Hearing of the House Committee on Education and Labor - H.R.5504, Improving Nutrition for America's Children Act Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2010 Executive Session John Kerry Washington, DC
Sept. 23, 2009 Vilsack Names Members To Child And Forced Labor Consultative Group Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2009 Remarks By The President At The AFL-CIO Convention Pres. Barack Obama Pittsburgh, PA
Sept. 7, 2009 Remarks By The President At AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic Pres. Barack Obama Cincinnati, OH
May 26, 2009 Middle Class Task Force Announces Agency Partnerships to Build a Strong Middle Class Through a Green Economy Shaun Donovan Denver, CO
May 12, 2009 Remarks By Vice President Joe Biden To The 2009 Legislative Conference Of The American Federation Of State, County And Municipal Employees Joseph Biden Washington, DC
May 1, 2009 Letter To The Honorable Tom Harkin and Arlen Specter, Chairman And Ranking Member, Senate Subcommittee On Labor, Health And Human Services, Education And Related Agencies John Kerry Washington, DC
April 22, 2009 Letter to The Honorable Tom Harkin, Chairman, Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and The Honorable Arlen Specter, Ranking Member John Kerry Washington, DC
March 5, 2009 Remarks by Vice President Joseph Biden to the AFL-CIO Executive Council at Their Annual Conference Joseph Biden Miami, FL
March 3, 2009 Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama to AFL-CIO Executive Council Via Videotape Pres. Barack Obama Miami, FL
Sept. 1, 2008 The Detroit News - Obama Skips Political Speech, Asks Prayer for Gustav Victims Pres. Barack Obama Detroit, MI
July 20, 2008 Rocky Mountain News - Deadly Denial: Government Fails to Help Sick Nuclear Workers Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
May 23, 2008 Obama Statement In Support of Striking Bay Area Janitors Pres. Barack Obama Chicago, IL
April 30, 2008 Letter to The Honorable Elaine Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor, Dr. John Howard, MD, Director, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Dr. Paul Ziemer, Chairman, Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
April 25, 2008 Letter to Elaine Chao, Secretary of the Department of Labor, Re: National Emergency Grant Funds for Former Airline Employees Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
April 2, 2008 Remarks for Senator Barack Obama: AFL-CIO Pres. Barack Obama Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 26, 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate - Transcript Pres. Barack Obama Cleveland, OH
Dec. 4, 2007 United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act--Continued -- John Kerry Washington, DC
Nov. 13, 2007 Obama Asks United Auto Workers To Support the Candidate With a Record of Fighting for Them Pres. Barack Obama Dubuque, IA
Nov. 5, 2007 Obama Statement on Writers Guild Strike Pres. Barack Obama Chicago, IL
Nov. 2, 2007 Letter to The Honorable Elaine Chao, Secretary Department of Labor John Kerry Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2007 Letter to the Honorable Elaine L. Chao Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2007 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2008 --Continued-- John Kerry Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2007 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2008 John Kerry Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2007 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2008 Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2007 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2008 John Kerry Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2007 The Ottawa Daily Times - Obama: Support Unions, End War in Iraq Pres. Barack Obama Ottawa, IA
Oct. 1, 2007 Kerry Offers Plan for a 21st Century Economic Strategy John Kerry Boston, MA
Oct. 1, 2007 Obama Statement on the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Settling Contract with the Las Vegas Hilton Pres. Barack Obama Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 24, 2007 Biden Statement on United Auto Workers Strike Joseph Biden Wilmington, DE
Sept. 17, 2007 The Atlantic - At SEIU, Obama Rocked The House Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2007 The Chicago Sun Times - Tax Loophole Hurts Misclassified Workers Pres. Barack Obama Chicago, IL
Sept. 12, 2007 Obama Statement on the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Strike Authorization Vote Pres. Barack Obama Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 8, 2007 Obama Statement on the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Settling Contract with the Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Pres. Barack Obama Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 3, 2007 Statement from Sen. Joe Biden on Labor Day Joseph Biden Wilmington, DE
Sept. 3, 2007 Obama Campaign Announces Iowa Labor Steering Committee Pres. Barack Obama Des Moines, IA
Aug. 23, 2007 Obama Statement on the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Settling Contract with MGM Mirage Pres. Barack Obama Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 20, 2007 Obama Statement on the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and their Negotiations with the Grand Sierra Resort Pres. Barack Obama Reno, NV
Aug. 7, 2007 Biden Shines at AFL-CIO forum Joseph Biden Chicago, IL
July 23, 2007 Letter To Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao John Kerry Boston, MA
July 23, 2007 Kerry, Kennedy, McGovern urge investigation into Quaker Fabric John Kerry Washington, DC
July 17, 2007 Chicago Tribune's Swamp Blog - Obama Walks Picket in Chicago Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
July 12, 2007 Letter To Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao John Kerry Boston, MA
June 26, 2007 Employee Free Choice Act Of 2007--Motion To Proceed Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
June 26, 2007 Employee Free Choice Act Of 2007--Motion to Proceed Joseph Biden Washington, DC
June 26, 2007 Obama: Strengthening Workers' Rights To Organize Shouldn't Be Controversial Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
June 26, 2007 Employee Free Choice Act Of 2007--Motion To Proceed John Kerry Washington, DC
June 26, 2007 Kerry: Opponents of Workers' Rights Shortchange America's Workers John Kerry Washington, DC
June 20, 2007 Obama Calls for Passage of Employee Free Choice Act Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
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