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Broken Immigration Systems Puts Workers' Rights on ICE

Broken Immigration Systems Puts Workers' Rights on ICE

A new report outlines how employers across the country are gaming today’s broken immigration system to exploit immigrant workers and evade both labor and immigration laws. The report by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) uses two dozen case studies—including the recent action at Palermo’s Pizza—as examples of employers’ use of immigration enforcement or the threat of it to retaliate against workers who seek their basic workplace rights.  

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New Reports Spotlight ‘Worst Forms’ of Child Labor Around the Globe

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Around the globe, 215 million children are engaged in child labor, including an estimated 6 million in forced labor. Annual reports, released this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), tracks the progress and lack of progress in combating child labor. The reports, said Labor Secretary Hilda Solis:   

Remind us of what happens to the most vulnerable members of society when poverty and labor exploitation unite.

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New 401(k) Fee Disclosure Resource Website Goes Live

A new website from the U.S. Department of Labor explains 401(k) fees. Photo courtesy of

Thanks to a new website from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, for the first time, workers with 401(k)-type retirement plans will be able to track what they are paying in fees to invest their savings.

The new site, Understanding Retirement Fees, also includes new tips and tools on making smart retirement investment decisions.

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Learn About New 401(k) Fees

This is a cross-post from the National Labor College blog, NLC Invested

The Department of Labor has recently released new rules requiring 401(k) plan sponsors to disclose fees much more fully to participants. Hear more from Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in the YouTube video, "Learn About New Employer 401(k) Fee Disclosure Rules."

On Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. EDT, Solis and Assistant Secretary Phyllis Borzi of the Employee Benefits Security Administration will explain how the new 401 (k) rules will work and share tips about how you can keep more of what you save.

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Ford to Add 1,200 Workers to Flat Rock Plant

Photo courtesy of the Ford Motor Company's Facebook page.

The U.S. auto industry is in the midst of its strongest growth period since 1996, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said today at the Ford Motor Co.'s Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan. Ford just announced it will be adding 1,200 new workers to the Detroit-area plant in expectation that the revamped Fusion sedan will see an increase in sales this fall. Working together, the plant workers, who are members of the UAW, and the company have increased productivity and brought jobs back to the United States. 

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Special Labor Day Message from Secretary Hilda Solis

Special Labor Day message from U.S. Secretary of Labo, Hilda Solis.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis sends us this. 

Today, I want to extend my warmest wishes to you, the working men and women of America. You remain the beating heart of the greatest middle class in the world. Thank you for your commitment, your talent, your hard work and your service to this country. On behalf of everyone at the Department of Labor, I'm honored to wish all of you a great Labor Day.

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Chat Live with ‘America’s Job Counselor,’ Hilda Solis

Young workers and college graduates have a tough job market to navigate, but Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will be providing some career advice tomorrow for those entering the workforce.

In advance of Labor Day 2012, Secretary Solis—"America's Job Counselor"—will host a live Twitter chat at 2 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Aug. 30.

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Laborers’ Honored as Apprenticeship Trailblazer and Innovator

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Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the signing of the National Apprenticeship Act and at a ceremony marking the historic job training act, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis honored the Laborers’ (LIUNA)  apprenticeship programs with a 21st Century Trailblazer and Innovator award. Solis said the LIUNA program and other award winners were honored for their “long-standing success and innovative approaches” to training U.S. workers.

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U.S. Secretary of Labor, Union Leaders and Workers Call on Congress to Bring Jobs Home

California labor activists call on Congress to Bring Jobs Home.

This is a cross-post from the California Labor Federation's blog, Labor's Edge, by Danielle Tipton. 

There is no issue more important in California and America right now than jobs. All of us know someone struggling to find one—you might even be struggling to find one yourself. So why is our tax money helping to ship jobs to other countries?

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