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Monday, August 27, 2012

Labor Rights Week 2012

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U.S. Department of Labor    For Immediate Release             Aug. 27, 2012

Office of Public Affairs                                                     
Contact:  Gloria Della                     Mary Brandenberger

Washington, D.C.                                                             
   Phone:     292-693-4679                  202-693-4651

Release Number:  12-1769-NAT                                           Email: 

Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Labor Rights Week 2012

WASHINGTON − Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following
statement in recognition of Labor Rights Week, Aug. 27-31:

“This year’s theme, ‘Promoting Labor Rights is Everyone’s
Responsibility,’ underscores the importance of partnerships between the
Labor Department and other countries to educate migrant workers and their
employers about U.S. labor laws. 

“Making America’s workplaces safe and fair for everyone is the hallmark of
Labor Rights Week. We’re committed to ensuring that workers are safe on the
job and paid what they’re owed by law. This means no one can be paid less
than $7.25 an hour. It means overtime must be paid for each hour above 40 a
week. And it means that employers must provide a safe workplace.”

The department’s Wage and Hour Division, which enforces federal laws
governing a minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor and the rights of migrant
workers, and the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
which is principally concerned with protecting workers from hazards on the
job, are participating in Labor Rights Week events throughout the nation this

A video message from Secretary Solis about Labor Rights Week is available at
More information about Labor Department programs that protect migrant workers
can be found at
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