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ODEP at 20: Driving Change Through Federal Disability Employment

As the nation’s largest employer, the federal workforce must reflect the citizenry it serves. This includes Americans with disabilities, which is why the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has long championed efforts to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities within the federal workforce. One of many key outcomes of the Presidential Task Force on Employment

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Know Your Rights this Holiday Season

Tis the season for family and friends to gather, travel and exchange gifts. While joyful, this season can also be stressful financially for workers and their families and we all must stay vigilant about workers’ rights. During the holidays and every day, employers should ensure that they are treating workers with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, the Wage and Hour Division

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Empowering Workers Through Registered Apprenticeship

On Nov. 18, Swiss PresidentGuyParmelin,EducationSecretaryMiguelCardona, Commerce DeputySecretaryDonGraves,Swiss Ambassadorto the United States JacquesPitteloud, and several Swiss companies and their apprenticesjoined Labor Secretary Marty Walshat the Department of Laborto renew a memorandum of understanding on advancing apprenticeship. There is no doubt that the pandemic has hada tremendousimpact on ourlabor marketover thelast two years.At the beginning of thepandemicwesawunemployment rates skyrocket andmillions ofworkers, especially

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Apprenticeships and the Labor Movement 

In August, Secretary Marty Walsh visited RichmondBUILD, an apprenticeship program in California that partners with unions and other organizations to build a more inclusive workforce in the construction and renewable energy fields. All apprentices come from low-income households and are successfully placed in good-paying jobs. This week is National Apprenticeship week,a greatmoment to reflect on organized labor’s contribution to apprenticeship

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Combating Construction Worker Misclassification in Louisiana

In Southeast Louisiana, the construction industry comprises a diverse workforce with many workers of color employed in various trades, including drywall, carpentry, painting, insulation, plumbing and electrical. Unfortunately, misclassification of employees as independent contractors is a major issue in this area: In Louisiana, an estimated 13,000 workers have been misclassified as independent contractors. Misclassification harms workers by denying them legally

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Building a Clean Energy Future with America’s Workers

Fromleftto right:Factory ZERO Plant DirectorJim Quick, President Joe Biden, GM CEO Mary Barra, Secretary Marty Walsh and United Auto Workers President Ray Curry. Yesterday, I had the honor of joining President Joe Biden, Sens.Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters,U.S. Reps.Brenda Lawrence,Debbie Dingell,Dan Kildee,Haley StevensandAndy Levin, and state and local officialsin Michigan toattend the grand opening ofGeneral Motors’ Factory ZERO – the

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A Message From Vice President Kamala Harris on National Women in Apprenticeship Day

[embedded content] Editor’s note:On this first National Women in Apprenticeship Day during National Apprenticeship Week, Vice President Kamala Harris reflects on the important role Registered Apprenticeships play in expanding career pathways for women and how they are essential to ensuring women have access to good paying jobs across industries, including those created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Hello, everyone.Well, this

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Building Back Better: Expanding Career Pathways for Women

Apprentices Lorena Rivera and Mallory Martindale Women workers have made significant contributions throughout the pandemic and on behalf of the country’s continued economic recovery. Frontline workers, the majority of them women, have risked their lives serving the public. Working moms have struggled to balance enormous full-time caregiving responsibilities while also staying connected to the workforce. Despite these efforts, the number

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Keeping Workers Safe This Holiday Season

As we head into another holiday shopping season, OSHA has resources to help employers keep workers safe. Preventing the spread of the coronavirus All employers should take steps to control and prevent coronavirus spread, including those bringing on additional workers for the holidays. Learn more aboutmitigatingand preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Warehousing, distribution and delivery hazards To

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Planning for Retirement? Include Long-Term Care Needs

No matter how far out you are from retirement,it’simportant toplan aheadfor a secure financial future. Though most peopleknow that they needto save enough tocoverbasiclivingexpensesduring retirement,many overlook other common – andcostly – expenses like medical and long-term careservices.Many retirees require medical services thataren’tcovered by Medicare,andsome face housing and other long-term care needs they didn’tanticipatewhen saving for retirement. The good news is

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