May 3 Relaunching the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship
Relaunching the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship As a labor leader and as a mayor, I’ve helped to create and grow apprenticeship programs, and I’ve seen firsthand what they do for working people. Apprenticeships change people’s lives and bring...
May 3 The Department’s Role in Advancing Racial Equity and Supporting Und...
The Department’s Role in Advancing Racial Equity and Supporting Underserved Communities   Shortly after being sworn in on Jan. 20, 2021, President Biden issued a groundbreaking executive order to dismantle entrenched disparities in our laws and pu...
May 3 #StandDown4Safety
#StandDown4Safety It’s a sad fact: Falls are the leading cause of construction fatalities. In 2019, more than 400 workers lost their lives in falls on construction sites, while even more were seriously injured. Falls can be fatal even at low heigh...
Apr 30 Getting to Work During the Biden-Harris Administration’s First 100 ...
Getting to Work During the Biden-Harris Administration’s First 100 Days In his first 100 days, President Biden has acted to get America back on track by addressing the crises facing our nation: vaccinating America to beat the pandemic, delivering ...
Apr 28 On Workers Memorial Day, Honoring Those We’ve Lost
On Workers Memorial Day, Honoring Those We’ve Lost When you grow up in a blue-collar community and work construction like I did, people you know get hurt, sick, and lose their lives on the job. And it’s such a hard thing for everyone. A loved one ...
Apr 27 OSHA at 50: Marking a Half Century of Protecting Workers
OSHA at 50: Marking a Half Century of Protecting Workers   This week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration marks a half century of protecting workers. Safety and health advocates worked for years to help pass the landmark Occupational...
Apr 26 ODEP at 20: Driving Change Through Employer Engagement
ODEP at 20: Driving Change Through Employer Engagement The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and I believe I speak on behalf of many in my profession, human resource compli...
Apr 26 Essential Workers, Essential Protections
Essential Workers, Essential Protections   As we continue to grapple with the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in virtually every aspect of our lives, one fact has become abundantly clear – we owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the essen...
Apr 21 Where the Green Jobs Grow
Where the Green Jobs Grow Looking for a new job or considering a career change? Passionate about the environment? Here are nine jobs you should know about. Out of the earth-friendly occupations with green related job duties discussed directly in t...
Apr 7 3 Ways the American Rescue Plan Helps People Who Lost Jobs Afford H...
3 Ways the American Rescue Plan Helps People Who Lost Jobs Afford Health Coverage The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on the lives and livelihood of millions of Americans. As workers have lost their jobs, experienced a reduction in ...
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