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Public Statements

Public Statements

Date Title Officials Location
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
July 1, 2014 Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Harris v. Quinn Ruling Arne Duncan Unknown
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 22, 2012 US Labor Department Announces Availability of $12 Million in Grants to Provide Employment Services for Formerly Incarcerated Females Eric Holder Washington, DC
March 21, 2012 President Obama Announces Members of the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
March 15, 2012 Annual Meeting of the President's Interagency Task Force To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Eric Holder 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
Oct. 17, 2011 The Road Ahead for Puerto Rico Arne Duncan Unknown
July 27, 2011 Hearing of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - U.S. Department of Education Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request Arne Duncan Unknown
June 21, 2011 Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Department of Labor's Roundtable Discussion on the Job Market Eric Holder Washington, DC
June 20, 2011 U.S. Department of Education Releases Case Studies on Labor-Management Collaboration Arne Duncan 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 22, 2011 The Road Less Traveled Arne Duncan Los Angeles, CA
March 13, 2011 Boston Globe - Kerry Tells Police Union that the GOP is Making Cuts Without Considering Impact John Kerry Unknown
March 10, 2011 Hearing of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee - U.S. Department of Education Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request Arne Duncan Washington, DC
Feb. 15, 2011 Advancing Student Achievement Through Labor-Management Collaboration Arne Duncan Unknown
Feb. 14, 2011 Leaders from 40 States Representing More Than 1 Million African American Students Expected to Participate in U.S. Department of Education's National Conference on Labor-Management Collaboration in Denver, Colorado Arne Duncan Unknown
Feb. 14, 2011 Leaders from 40 States Representing More Than 1 million Hispanic Students to Participate in the U.S. Department of Education's Labor-Management Collaboration Conference in Denver Arne Duncan Unknown
Jan. 24, 2011 150 School Districts to Participate in Conference on Labor-Management Collaboration Arne Duncan Unknown
Jan. 20, 2011 U.S. Labor and Education Departments Encourage Applications for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program Arne Duncan Unknown
Jan. 3, 2011 Conference on Labor-Management Collaboration Set for Denver Arne Duncan 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
Nov. 19, 2010 Attorney General Holder, Vice President Biden Announce New Initiatives to Help Homeowners, Veterans and Workers Access Legal Services Eric Holder Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2010 Duncan, AFT & NEA Call for National Education Reform Conference on Labor-Management Collaboration Arne Duncan Tampa, FL
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
April 14, 2010 Secretary Arne Duncan's Testimony Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Regarding the FY 2011 Education Budget Arne Duncan Washington, DC
March 17, 2010 Secretary Arne Duncan's Testimony Before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee on the Obama Administration's Blueprint for Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Arne Duncan Unknown
Feb. 9, 2010 Executive Session John Kerry Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2009 Economic Security And A 21st Century Education: Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks At The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce's Education And Workforce Summit Arne Duncan 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
June 3, 2009 Hearing Of The Labor, Health And Human Services, Education, And Related Agencies Subcommittee Of The House Appropriations Committee - Fiscal Year 2010 Department Of Education Budget Request Arne Duncan Washington, DC
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 20, 2009 Hearing of House Education and Labor Committee - The Obama Administration's Education Agenda Arne Duncan Washington, DC
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
April 2, 2009 Hearing Of The Labor, Health And Human Services, Education, And Related Agencies Subcommittee Of The Senate Appropriations Committee - Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request For The Department Of Education Arne Duncan 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
Jan. 13, 2009 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - The Nomination of Arne Duncan to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Washington, DC
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 Obama Statement on the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Settling Contract with the Las Vegas Hilton Pres. Barack Obama Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 1, 2007 Kerry Offers Plan for a 21st Century Economic Strategy John Kerry Boston, MA
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 John Kerry Washington, DC
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
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