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An Obama administration proposal to expand overtime benefits to workers now classified as salaried employees could affect 5 million workers nationwide, and about 100,000 in Arizona.

The Department of Labor announced plans Tuesday to expand overtime guarantees to about 5 million salaried workers who are not now covered, including an estimated 100,000 white-collar workers in Arizona. Read more»

During a roundtable discussion on homeless veterans, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez listens to Cliff Wade, a homeless veteran turned advocate, speak about how the Sullivan Jackson Employment Center helped him.

The U.S. secretaries of Labor, Veterans Affairs, and Housing and Urban Development toured a Pima County employment center to recognize the local effort to end homelessness among veterans. Tucson is one of 25 cities across the country with a high concentration of chronically homeless vets. Read more»

Speaking in the East Room of the White House, President Obama formally announced his nomination of former Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Thomas E. Perez to the position of Labor Secretary on Monday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas E Perez is popular with labor and Hispanic groups, but will face tough questions over accusations his department was rife with political infighting. Read more»