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Above: Elizabeth volunteering at an annual Lupus walk with her son (who was very excited to sit in a real fire truck).Read More
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Vice President Joe Biden sent the following message to the White House email list, inviting people to learn more about a big change we're making to our overtime rules. Didn't get the message? Sign up for email updates here.
My dad had something he used to say to me:
“A job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It’s about dignity and respect.”
Part of what he meant by that, I think, is that without the ability to provide for your family, you’re deprived of your dignity.Read More
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Vice President Biden Speaks on Overtime Pay
Listen in on the Vice President's remarks in Columbus, Ohio at 2:30 pm ET
Ahead of his visit, the Vice President wrote about what the updated overtime rule means for workers:
Right now, you're guaranteed overtime if you’re an hourly worker, but if you’re salaried, you’re only automatically guaranteed overtime if you make less than $23,660. If you’re a manager on salary and you work an extra 10, 20, 30 hours a week -- you often don’t get paid a dime more for those additional hours. That’s simply wrong.Read More
Today, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews delivered remarks at the 2016 Footwear Distributors and Retailers Association (FDRA) Executive Summit. During his remarks, Deputy Secretary Andrews stressed the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and how the trade agreement would ensure our nation’s competitiveness in the 21st century global economy.
To put it mildly, a lot of things will start happening once you share what you’re going to do. You’ve opened the floodgates, as you’ll see.
The Big Reveal
President Barack Obama places the Medal of Valor on Officer Robert Sparks, who is recognized with Officer Jason Salas, right, and Captain Raymond Bottenfield of the Santa Monica College Police Department, Calif., during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, May 16, 2016. The Medal of Valor is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect others from harm. (Official White House Photo By Chuck Kennedy)Read More
Rural child poverty fell by 3 percentage points from 2012 to 2014.Read More