Jul 2 Independence Women
Independence Women A depiction of “Molly Pitcher,” the nickname of a woman who fought in the Revolution War thought to be Mary Ludwig Hays, who fought in the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778, or Margaret Corbin, who helped defend Fort Washington in...
Jul 1 New Youth Grants Provide an On-Ramp to Critical Job Skills
New Youth Grants Provide an On-Ramp to Critical Job Skills Thanks to the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Youth Apprenticeship Readiness grants, thousands of underrepresented young people will be able to receive job training while earning a paycheck...
Jul 1 Hurricane Preparedness: Is Your Workplace Ready?
Hurricane Preparedness: Is Your Workplace Ready? Forecasters predict the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will be more active than usual and the Pacific Hurricane season is already active. Now is the time to prepare for severe weather and hurricanes...
Jun 25 Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act: Tools for Workers and E...
Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act: Tools for Workers and Employers   For 82 years, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has protected America’s workers by establishing minimum wage, overtime and child labor standards. While many current oc...
Jun 22 Apprenticeship Pilot for Transitioning Service Members Will Boost C...
Apprenticeship Pilot for Transitioning Service Members Will Boost Career Skills   Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training John Lowry visited the Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 5 Apprenticeship School in February 2020, where he met...
Jun 19 6 Tips to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat
6 Tips to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat With the first day of summer (June 20) right around the corner, forecasters are calling for above-average heat in some parts of the country and scorching temperatures in July and August. The Occupational Saf...
Jun 11 Combating Child Labor in the Age of COVID-19
Combating Child Labor in the Age of COVID-19 June 12 is World Day Against Child Labor. This year's theme is Children in Crisis. The world’s crises are often acutely felt by the world’s children and the global COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. Not...
Jun 5 Celebrating 100 Years of Working Women
Celebrating 100 Years of Working Women In 1920, Old Glory boasted only 48 stars, the country was two years removed from the First World War and it was the year of the 19th Amendment — which allowed women to make their voices heard at the voting bo...
Jun 5 7 Stats About Working Women to Celebrate the Women’s Bureau Centennial
7 Stats About Working Women to Celebrate the Women’s Bureau Centennial On June 5, 1920, the Women’s Bureau was established in the U.S. Department of Labor with the duty to “formulate standards and policies which shall promote the welfare of wage-e...
Apr 29 Eight Ways to Protect Meat Processing Workers from COVID-19
Eight Ways to Protect Meat Processing Workers from COVID-19 Protecting the safety and health of essential workers who support America’s food security—including the meat, poultry, and pork processing industries—is a top priority for the Occupationa...
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