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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
Today, the President and Vice President released their 2015 financial disclosure reports.Read More
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today honored 123 U.S. companies and organizations that export goods and services overseas during the 2016 President’s “E” Awards ceremony. For the first time in the award’s 54-year history, winners represent every state and the District of Columbia. Of this year’s 123 honorees, 105 are small and medium-sized businesses, and 64 firms are manufacturers.
Actor Tracee Ellis Ross sent the following message to the White House email list to ask people to nominate an extraordinary woman to attend the United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C. on June 14. Didn't get the message? Sign up for email updates here.
A wise woman once said that one is not born a woman, but rather becomes one. What makes a woman? Strength. Resilience. Compassion. Beauty from within. When I think of what it means to be a woman, I stand a little taller because I know I stand on the shoulders of women who came before me and paved the way.Read More