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The President has been wanting to have the conversation we're hosting today for a long time. He's been mentioning it in meetings -- and in remarks -- for months.
Today, it's happening.Read More
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Democracy. You know this word, right? As Americans, we all do. Democracy is the backbone of our country. And it’s founded on the principle that all voices should be heard.
What about workplace democracy? Have you heard this phrase before? If not, we’re here to change that.
Workplace democracy is the idea that employees should have a voice in determining their working conditions and wages.
Over the past six and a half years, the President has put forward his vision for middle-class economics where everyone plays by the same set of rules and if you work hard, you can get ahead. A key piece of his agenda to build a stronger economy for working Americans is to ensure that they have a voice in the workplace through unions and other organizing groups.Read More
No one plans for an emergency.
A car crash, a tornado, an active shooter, or any accident can change lives in a split second.
No one plans to be a victim. No one plans to witness tragedy.
However, simple knowledge and immediate action of a bystander can mean life or death for a victim. Bystanders, with little or no medical training, can become lifesavers.Read More
The United States is the world’s best place to do business. Our country is home to a skilled and productive workforce, unmatched institutions of higher education, strong intellectual property protections, a commitment to innovation, an abundant and stable energy supply, and access to millions of global consumers through high-quality free trade agreements. For these reasons and more, CEOs from around the world have ranked the U.S. as the number one place to invest for three years in a row.
In the summer of 1885, hundreds of thousands of Americans – from street cleaners and politicians, to young children and businessmen – united to donate small sums of money to a common cause. Collectively, they raised $2.5 million (in today's dollars) to build a base for the Statue of Liberty, which had arrived in New York in pieces. To this day, the Statue of Liberty still stands on the sum of these small contributions. These efforts taught us that if we join together our impact can be large.Read More
Whether you own a B2B or a B2C company, every small business goes through times when they can barely keep up with their work — followed, all too often, by an extended downtime when business is...Read More
With the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) completed, today is an important day for American businesses and workers. I would like to commend our negotiators, the Department of Commerce and International Trade Administration professionals who assisted in the negotiations, and all other involved parties for their tireless efforts to find consensus on this historic agreement.
Administrator Contreras-Sweet and I are proud to have recently published the SBIC Program's ...Read More
Today at the 2015 Our Ocean Conference in Valparaiso, Chile, President Barack Obama announced that, for the first time since 2000, two new marine areas have been identified by NOAA for possible designation as national marine sanctuaries. NOAA is now seeking comment on the proposals.