Thomas Perez

Local News
5:31 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

U.S. Labor Secretary Visit Highlights Louisville's Challenges

U.S. Secretary Thomas Perez listens to stories from low-wage workers and small business owners.

Stories from low-wage workers were shared with U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Wednesday and many said they support raising the federal minimum wage, but that there also needs to be a more comprehensive plan to truly improve inequity. 

Also sharing in the conversation were small business owners who agreed that the federal minimum wage should be raised, although Perez noted some do believe raising the wage would be a hindrance on operations.

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