Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of Labor issued a final rule strengthening outdated rules for determining workers’ overtime eligibility. Under the new rule, most salaried, white-collar workers who earn less than $47,476 a year, or $913 a week, will be entitled to time-and-a-half pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a week.
Washington, D.C. – Sixty-two years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that school segregation was unconstitutional. Its Brown v. Board of Education ruling underscored what people of color in communities already knew—that racially segregated, or separate, schools were definitely not equal.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Today we honor the men and women who have lost their lives on the job. As we pay tribute to those who have died while trying to make an honest living, we must also strengthen our resolve to fight to ensure that all Americans work in safe environments,” said Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the U.S. State Department as their backdrop, Congresswoman Frederica S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During today’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections hearing on the Department of Labor’s updated silica rule, Ranking Member Frederica S.
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response the release of the Department of Labor’s final conflict of interest rule requiring retirement advisers to act in the best interests of their clients.
MIAMI - Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) announced that the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is now accepting applications for the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 1998 by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships.
“New York is the first state to dedicate funding to support President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative and has secured $20 million in its budget for this effort.
The U.S. Supreme Court handed unions an important victory today with its tied ruling in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. The 4-4 decision preserves the Ninth Circuit Court ruling in favor of public rulings.
“Today the Affordable Care Act turns six. Just like food, shelter and a living wage, affordable health care is a necessary lifeline. Thanks to the ACA, 20 million previously uninsured people now have access to affordable health insurance plans.