Department of Labor

Protestors, one holds sign that reads, "Cut your hair, not the budget."

These Three Federal Civil Rights Offices Are in Trouble

The proposed 2018 budget continues the Trump Administration’s trend of devaluing—and defunding—federal civil rights enforcement.

Mike Pence, Alexander Acosta, woman and two children stand near a podium.

Alexander Acosta is Officially the First Latinx Member of Trump's Cabinet

He was just sworn in as the secretary of labor.

Protestor holds sign that says, "Andrew Puzder earns more in one day, than we do in one year. #FightFor15."

100+ Food and Farm Groups to Senate: Trump's Proposed Secretary of Labor is 'Dangerous'

Nearly 60 percent of inspections at Andrew Puzder’s restaurants between 2009 and 2015 uncovered labor law violations.

4.2 Million Salaried Workers Will Soon Be Eligible For Overtime Pay

“The Overtime Rule” means people who make less than $47,476/year will be able to cash-in when they exceed a 40-hour workweek.

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Employee Discrimination at B&H Photo & Electronics

The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against the New York City-based retailer for discriminating against employees.

Extorted, Detained and Deported

After being extorted on the job, a deported waste management worker is fighting to return to the United States–and winning.

Labor Department Operating at Just 20 Percent During Shutdown

Of the 16,304 people who would normally be working right now at Labor, only 2,954 are currently in effect