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Trump defended his secretary of labor amid calls to resign over his plea deal with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
New Frontier for Successful Aging: Financial Gerontology in the Spotlight at White House Conference on Aging
Fresh ideas and approaches can empower a brighter future of aging, and the emergence of financial gerontology is cause for hope. This link between two disciplines that are critically important to the aging population presents the potential for new solutions and healthy, productive and purposeful outcomes for today's older adults and for generations to come.
Perkins, who died 50 years ago this month, is one of our nation's greatest heroines. Her remarkable life should inspire us to continue the battles she fought. Many of the issues she worked on -- including wage theft, discrimination against women workers and the rights of immigrant workers -- remain problems today. Anyone who fights for social justice stands on her shoulders.
Seven out of 10 Americans support increasing the minimum wage, and a full three out of four support expanding Social Security. For the women of today, and of the generations that will follow, it's time to act.
Republicans fight to keep unions from being able to organize because the power of working people acting together collectively begins to challenge the power of concentrated wealth that corporations represent. Thus they fight the Labor Department and now the new nominee for Secretary of Labor.
Thomas Perez, as Secretary of Labor, will serve our nation well. He is an impressive public servant who has a strong record of building consensus and making government work. And that's exactly what we need in Washington right now.
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Concentration of wealth among the richest Americans have also drained the country of its economic resources, consequently
In the 1930s and 1940s, we restructured our economy to widen prosperity. The result was the Great Prosperity -- a period running from 1947 to 1975, in which the American economy boomed.
Hilda Solis will work tirelessly to help strengthen one of America's greatest assets, its labor force, and her nomination deserves to move forward and be confirmed quickly. America needs to get to work.