Labor Sec Stops in S.A.

By Bill O'Neil

The U.S. Labor Secretary brings his campaign for a 21st century workforce to the Alamo City, a vision that has a number of different paths to success. 

"The notion of entering an apprenticeship program versus four years of higher ed is not an either or norion" said Secretary Thomas Perez of the message he has been trying to get out to parents.   

Meanwhile, when it comes to the minimum wage, the Secretary sid it's time for a boost--despite continued opposition to such a move in many places--including a number of Republicans in Texas.  

"You put money in peoples pockets--and when you put money in peoples pockets they spend more--and when they spend more, businesses have to hire more" Perez said, pointing to statistics that show today's minimum wage is worth 20% less overall than it was thirty years ago.  


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