Posts Tagged ‘thomas perez’

Nov
2015
30

Labor Secretary, Bipartisan Lawmakers Demand More Project Labor Agreements on Federal Work

Labor Secretary, Bipartisan Lawmakers Demand More Project Labor Agreements on Federal Work
  U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez toured the $345 million wharf project at Naval Base Kitsap this week, which is being built primarily with local labor thanks to a Project Labor Agreement (PLA). Some lawmakers now want to see such agreements become the standard for similar Department of Defense projects.   After touring the [&hellip…;
Nov
2015
9

First-Ever National Apprenticeship Week a Success in Cities Nationwide

First-Ever National Apprenticeship Week a Success in Cities Nationwide
  Last week’s inaugural “National Apprenticeship Week” aimed to promote an underutilized and increasingly important approach to career training.  More than 200 events were held on the local level by community colleges, labor unions, and private companies last week, highlighting the opportunities available to young people.  There…
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Aug
2015
24

Tradesmen Turned Legislative Leaders Flank Sec. Perez at Apprenticeship, Training Program Celebration

Tradesmen Turned Legislative Leaders Flank Sec. Perez at Apprenticeship, Training Program Celebration
  Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visited Philadelphia area programs which receive aid from the Department of Labor (DOL) last week, including YouthBuild Camden, a training program for at-risk 16-to-24-year-olds. YouthBuild Camden was granted $1.1 million over a three-year period to build homes for the homeless.  In total, the DOL awarded…
Apr
2015
28

Now You LLC Me, Now You Don’t: Shady Web of AZ, UT Wage Theft and Misclassification Uncovered

Now You LLC Me, Now You Don't: Shady Web of AZ, UT Wage Theft and Misclassification Uncovered
After a five-year investigation of the illegal business practices of 16 defendants in Utah and Arizona, more than 1,000 construction workers will receive over $600,000 in back pay.  In their announcement, the U.S. Department of Labor said that consent judgements from the defendants, operating collectively as CSG Workforce Partners, Universal…
Dec
2014
16

“The Other 4-Year Degree”: DOL Announces $100M in Apprenticeship Grants

  The Department of Labor (DOL) has officially announced that it will make available $100 million in grants to help registered apprenticeship programs expand their training.  The grants are specifically aimed at helping boost programs in high skill industries such as healthcare, biotechnology, information technology and advanced…
May
2014
28

Labor Sec. Perez Visits Building Trades Training Facility, Suggests Apprenticeship as Alternative to College

Labor Sec. Perez Visits Building Trades Training Facility, Suggests Apprenticeship as Alternative to College
  Prior to giving the commencement address at Drexel University’s School of Law, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez visited the training facility of the Finishing Trades Institute (FTI). He toured the venue and even tested his skills on their spray-painting training simulator.   Perez praised the facility, noting that apprenticeship training…
Apr
2014
1

Building Trades Join Over 70 Organizations in Calling on Dept of Labor to Prioritize PLAs

  A letter sent to Department of Labor head Thomas Perez, signed by over 70 labor and social justice groups, calls for the DOL to prioritize Project Labor Agreements as they review and revise regulations and goals for women and minorities in apprenticeships and on federal construction projects.   The discussed guidelines have remained…
Mar
2014
7

DOL, Sec. of Labor Happy with President’s 2015 Budget; Funding for Misclassification Prevention Highlighted

DOL, Sec. of Labor Happy with President's 2015 Budget; Funding for Misclassification Prevention Highlighted
  The newly released 2015 fiscal year budget will include increased funding to continue President Obama’s efforts to reign in misclassification.  One highlight of the budget, as it pertains to the Department of Labor, is funding aimed at “increasing support for agencies that protect workers’ wages and overtime pay, benefits,…
Sep
2013
3

Ohio Cable Installers Owed Nearly $1.5M According to Dept. of Labor

  In Ohio, 250 misclassified cable installers will be able to collect back wages and liquidated damages totalling $1,474,266 from their former employer, Cascom Inc.  According to the decision handed down by the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Ohio, the affected workers will be able to collect from both the company and…