Frances Perkins

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Name: Frances Perkins
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Sens. Collins, King Announce Two New National Historic Landmarks in Maine

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the National Park Service has designated two new national historic landmarks in Maine, recognized as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating ... [Published U.S. Senator Susan Collins - 11 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 2 reports

Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis Announce Nine New National Historic Landmarks Highlighting America’s Diverse History and Culture

New Designations Join More Than 2,500 Others Across Nation09/30/2014Contact usMike Litterst (NPS), mike_litterst@nps.govWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced ... [Published US Department of the Interior - 13 hours ago]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Ken Burns Overlooks the Secret of FDR's Success: The Power of the People

Peter Dreier is the E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College. His most recent book is "The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame" ... [Published History News Network - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Why Frances Perkins is so important

If you’ve been catching up with “The Roosevelts,” Ken Burns’ new documentary series about Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, you probably spotted a Last Word “regular” in it by the name of Frances Perkins, Franklin Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor ... [Published MSNBC - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Altruistic Club installs new officers for the club year

The Carlisle Altruistic club met on Aug. 20 at the Tar Pas Apartment complex.The meeting began with Hazel Swilley conducting the installation of officers for the 2014-15 year. She presented each officer with a bell decorated with red, white and blue ribbon. ... [Published The Carlisle Independent - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

A New Chapter for the Frances Perkins Homestead

The Perkins Homestead in 2013In the small town of Damariscotta, Maine, members of the Frances Perkins Center are working to preserve not only the legacy of Frances Perkins, who became the first female member of a Presidential cabinet in 1933, but also ... [Published National Trust for Historic Preservation - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Wake Up Call: Bananas, wine, and Referendu-mania

Good morning, Columbia!  It’s the day you’ve all been waiting for – the Super Bowl of international politics – the Scottish Referendum!  Need a refresher on UK politics before the votes come in?  Treat yourself to John Oliver's take on the ups and downs ... [Published Columbia Spectator - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

What’s on the mind of the OSHA chief?

Dr. David Michaels, five years into his job as OSHA boss and the longest-serving OSHA leader in agency history, gave a state of the OSHA nation report at ASSE’s Safety 2014 conference in Orlando this past June.These were his main talking points:• OSHA ... [Published ISHN - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Remembering the Saint of Labor Day

The other day, a colleague wished me luck on my upcoming “Patron Saint Festival.” He was joking, of course. He was referring to Labor Day. It’s true, Labor Day is a busy time for labor secretaries. But my friend’s comment got me thinking. I was raised ... [Published Catholic America - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 2 reports

The Rise And Fall Of The 40-Hour Workweek

"Eight hours for work, eight hours for sleep, eight hours for what we will."During the Industrial Revolution, that was one slogan of workers who rallied for the eight-hour workday — the 40-hour, five-day week that's become the standard for Americans.On ... [Published ABC15.com - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Remember Perkins on Labor Day

By C. Gerry McGowanThe sexist quip goes like this: "Which Cabinet secretary experienced the longest childbirth?" Answer: "Frances Perkins; she was in labor for 12 years!"The flippant comeback identifies a daughter of Massachusetts who was born on Beacon ... [Published Cape Cod Online - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

A. Scott Berg's 6 favorite biographies of underappreciated historical figures

Nora by Brenda Maddox (Mariner, $28). James Joyce created, in Molly Bloom, one of literature's most provocative female characters. Nora Barnacle of Galway, Ireland, was Joyce's wife and muse as well as the inspiration for Molly and the female thoughts ... [Published The Week Magazine - Aug 31 2014]

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Perkins said, "i have come to the conclusion that the department of labor should be the department for labor, and that we should render service to working people." She was true to her words...

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Sens. Collins, King Announce Two New National H... [Published U.S. Senator Susan Collins - 11 hours ago]
Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis Announce Nine... [Published US Department of the Interior - 13 hours ago]
New Orleans' St. Charles streetcar line named n... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - 16 hours ago]
Ken Burns Overlooks the Secret of FDR's Success... [Published History News Network - Sep 28 2014]
Why Frances Perkins is so important [Published MSNBC - Sep 26 2014]
Altruistic Club installs new officers for the c... [Published The Carlisle Independent - Sep 24 2014]
A New Chapter for the Frances Perkins Homestead [Published National Trust for Historic Preservation - Sep 23 2014]
Wake Up Call: Bananas, wine, and Referendu-mania [Published Columbia Spectator - Sep 18 2014]
Roosevelt House: Saving the Past to Inspire the... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 17 2014]
What’s on the mind of the OSHA chief? [Published ISHN - Sep 16 2014]
The Rise And Fall Of The 40-Hour Workweek [Published ABC15.com - Sep 01 2014]
Remembering the Saint of Labor Day [Published Catholic America - Sep 01 2014]
Labor Days: Where Did the 40-Hour Workweek Come... [Published NBCNews.com - Sep 01 2014]
Remember Perkins on Labor Day [Published Cape Cod Online - Sep 01 2014]
A. Scott Berg's 6 favorite biographies of under... [Published The Week Magazine - Aug 31 2014]
Department of Labor Spends $2,637 Each Week on ... [Published National Review - Aug 26 2014]
SHRIBMAN | The Price Of Being On Top [Published Fox41.com - Aug 23 2014]
Why Democrats Need to Take Sides in America's C... [Published TAPPED - Jul 17 2014]
Family and Medical Leave Insurance [Published Center for American Progress - Apr 15 2014]
Shields and Brooks on Sebelius’ legacy, the 196... [Published PBS - Apr 12 2014]
The Daily Agenda for Thursday, April 10 [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Apr 10 2014]
Climbing Trees…and Ladders of Opportunity [Published The White House - Mar 12 2014]
Private alternative to Medicaid expansion faces... [Published PBS - Feb 18 2014]
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Remembering the Saint of Labor Day [Published Catholic America - Sep 01 2014]
The other day, a colleague wished me luck on my upcoming “Patron Saint Festival.” He was joking, of course. He was referring to Labor Day. It’s true, Labor Day is a busy time for labor secretaries. But my friend’s comment got me thinking. I was raised ...
Why Democrats Need to Take Sides in America's C... [Published TAPPED - Jul 17 2014]
This spring, a prominent Democratic pollster sent a memo to party leaders and Democratic elected officials advising them to speak and think differently. The nation’s economy had deteriorated so drastically, he cautioned, that they needed to abandon their ...
The Daily Agenda for Thursday, April 10 [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Apr 10 2014]
TODAY’S AGENDA: Tenth Circuit Court to Hear Utah Marriage Case: Denver, CO. Last December, Utah’s same sex couples got an early Christmas Present when Federal District Judge Robert J. Shelby found the state’s ban on same-sex marriage violated ...
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