Letting wealth concentrate "at the very top," President Obama said, has been both "morally wrong" and "bad economics."
"No worker should have to live off of poverty wages. People should be able to work 40 hours a week and take care of their families off of that."
LOS ANGELES (PAI)-New Labor Secretary Tom Perez virtually threw away his script at the AFL-CIO Convention here, with a stem-winder speech, pledging worker protections, promising labor and the administration would do it together and with several blasts at corporate greed thrown in for good measure.
The second-largest private sector industry in America has a big problem: its workers are paid unlivable wages, and typically cannot eat the very food they are putting on customers' tables.