Federal Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will be in Buffalo Tuesday, speaking to a meeting on job training and minority job placement in Bennett High School. The local native is being spoken about as a possible vice presidential running mate for Hillary Clinton.
President Obama has called for an executive order to raise the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts. The wage would rise from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. In an exclusive WBFO News interview with Eileen Buckley, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez talked about the wage increase and jobs.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talks with U.S. Labor Secretary & Buffalo native Thomas Perez.
Despite tough opposition, a Buffalo native has been named to serve as the next Secretary of Labor. The senate voted 54-to 46 today confirming Thomas Perez after a four month-long fight over President Obama's nominee.
President Barack Obama has chosen Buffalo native Thomas E. Perez, a top Justice Department official, to be the next secretary of labor, calling him a consensus builder whose ``story reminds us of this country's promise.''