His Justice Department will likely ignore the epidemic of African-Americans killed by police, and he is against consent decrees, legal agreements between the DOJ and local police departments with patterns and practices of abuse or constitutional violations, intended to curb the unchecked power of local cops.
Former U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez emerged Saturday from a bruising internal fight to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, a job that will put him at the forefront of rebuilding the party and confronting President Donald Trump.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, one of several candidates running to lead the Democratic National Committee, said Monday he would use the position to expand the party's efforts to protect voters in the wake of ballot laws cropping up across the country.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez is set to announce today that he will run for chairman of the Democratic National Committee, potentially taking himself out of the speculative mix of candidates considering the Maryland governor's race in 2018.
Next week, Baltimore will host more than 600 participants from more than 30 cities for the Fifth National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence. Along with representatives from cities nationwide, several national figures will attend, including Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of Education John King and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. The Hilton Baltimore will host the convention, which is scheduled to run Monday through Wednesday.
The Labor Department is releasing a proposed rule that will clarify a path forward for state retirement plans, providing guidance about how to create systems that would be consistent with the current ERISA structure.
U.S. Sec. of Labor Thomas Perez gave a full-throated defense of unions as the bedrock of the middle class on Friday, and also called out Maryland's Republican governor for withholding money the legislature wanted to send to schools.
They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Education Secretary Arne Duncan spent Wednesday afternoon at Frederick Douglass High School, where they discussed financial literacy and heard students' concerns about the lack of jobs and opportunities in Baltimore.
Lawmakers from Maryland and the Obama administration are scrambling to fight a federal court order that has shut down the guest worker program that connects foreigners with crab-picking jobs on the Eastern Shore and other low-paying, seasonal work around the country.
Fourteen months after he took his seat at the head of the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is being eyed for an even more prominent position in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet: As a successor to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
Gov. Martin O'Malley joined U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Wednesday at a popular burrito restaurant in Bethesda to praise its higher-than-minimum wages and to promote a raise for other American workers.
A new effort is underway to increase the number of Hispanic and Latino employees within the federal workforce, where they remain among the most underrepresented minority groups despite being one of the nation's fastest growing demographics.
Vowing to strengthen Maryland's middle class, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Monday that will gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour – his No. 1 priority for the final legislative session of his eight years in office.
A California-based unit of Legg Mason Inc. agreed to pay more than $21 million to settle government charges that it did not properly reimburse clients for losses caused by a coding error and engineered trades between clients that cheated one of the parties.
Emergency unemployment benefits will expire Saturday for more than 25,000 out-of-work Marylanders, with thousands more projected to run out of the insurance in the first half of the year unless Congress decides to reverse course and approve an extension.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said Congress left more than a million families a "lump of coal in their stocking" when it failed to address expiring federal unemployment benefits, and he joined a chorus of Democrats who are calling on lawmakers to approve a retroactive extension as their first order of business next month.
Most Americans with health insurance will be guaranteed access to mental health services, including for depression and alcoholism, equal to medical and surgical treatment under long-delayed rules issued on Friday by the Obama administration. But the protections do not apply to tens of millions of people, including the elderly.
Six weeks after taking over the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is receiving praise from unions, concern from business leaders and hope from others that he will expand the agency's mission.
Six months after former Social Security Administration commissioner Michael J. Astrue left his post, the Obama administration has yet to nominate a replacement — leaving a leadership gap as the agency wrestles with shrinking budgets and hard choices.
WASHINGTON -- An Annapolis attorney nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Labor Relations Board cleared a committee vote Wednesday and is expected to win confirmation by the full Senate as early as next week.
As more than a hundred people gathered in the shade by the federal courthouse to protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, the Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant traced a line between the shooting in Florida and the violence that has claimed the lives of scores of black men in Baltimore this year.
Senate leaders struck a deal Tuesday to avoid a showdown over the use of filibusters, ending a political drama and clearing the way for Marylander Thomas E. Perez to win confirmation as head of the Labor Department.
Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the filibuster.