The law which helped fight the wage gap

The first bill President Barack Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Jan. 29, 2009, which helped fight the wage gap between men and women doing the same work. The act amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by requiring that the 180-day statute of limitations for women to file

Labor will miss Obama’s idealism

The following article first appeared as part of the Labor Voices series at the Detroit News Eight years ago, Barack Obama became the first African-American president. This was a major event in our nation’s history in and of itself. But he brought with him a message of hope and change that invigorated political participation that

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on new overtime rules

“Today is a great day for millions of hardworking Americans and working families because they are finally going to be rightfully paid for working overtime. I commend President Obama and Labor Secretary Perez for their leadership in adopting this commonsense rule that will raise the incomes of more than 4 million working people. The previous

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