3 Ways the American Rescue Plan Helps People Who Lost Jobs Afford Health Coverage

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on the lives and livelihood of millions of Americans. As workers have lost their jobs, experienced a reduction in hours or struggled to find full-time employment, many are enduring yet another crisis: the potential of losing or being unable to afford health insurance. Thankfully, there is a program in place to help

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My First Jobs Day Was an Encouraging One, But We Still Have a Long Way to Go

Today was the first time I got to dive intotheemployment situationreport from the Bureau of Labor Statisticsas your secretary oflabor — aka my first“JobsDay.”And the report includedsomegoodnews:We added 916,000 new jobs, the unemployment rate dropped slightly, andwe saw significant job growth across most sectors of the economy. But as Itoldreporters and stakeholdersacross the country, westill have a long way to goand

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Highlights from the March Jobs Report

The March employment situation report brought some welcome news, with 916,000 new jobs, including gains in leisure and hospitality and public and private education, industries in which women are overrepresented. The unemployment rate dropped slightly, from 6.2 to 6.0%. As always, there’s a lot to take in from the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, so here are five key takeaways

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How the Triangle Fire Transformed Workplace Safety

The interior of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory following the deadly fire. 110 years ago today, in a garment factory in lower Manhattan, New York, 600 women tirelessly sewed blouses as they worked in overcrowded spaces lined with long tables and sewing machines. These employees – many of whom were young female immigrants – were working a typical long 12-hour shift

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Meeting the Moment

En español Yesterday, as I was sworn in as the 29th secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, I thought about my mother and father, who emigrated from Ireland in the 1950s. They both worked hard, but our American Dream did not take shape until my father joined the Laborers Union Local 223 in Boston. The union was our way

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5 Facts About the State of the Gender Pay Gap

March 24is Equal Pay Day, a symbolicday thatrepresentsthe number of extra days women, on average, must work to earn what men, on average, earned the year before. And formothers and many women of color, this date fallsmuchlaterin the year. Many systemic issuesare at the root oflower wages for working women – not justgenderdiscrimination, butalsoracialdiscrimination, the devaluation of “women’s”work, the absence of supports

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