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US labor secretary plans Iowa weekend events

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Apr 4 2014 10:34AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez will hold events in Des Moines and Ottumwa this weekend.

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin announced Thursday that Perez would be in Iowa on Saturday. Harkin says the labor secretary will focus on a proposed increase in the national minimum wage and job training during the events.

The first event will be at Raygun, a quirky clothing store in Des Moines' East Village. Perez will be joined by Harkin, U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley and Raygun owner Mike Draper.

Later, Perez will tour the Job Corps Center in Ottumwa. Besides Harkin, Perez will be joined by U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack.

Before being confirmed as labor secretary, Perez headed the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. He previously was secretary of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.


 
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04/04/2014 10:35AM
US labor secretary plans Iowa weekend events
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