US Labor Secretary Perez Brings ‘Lead on Leave’ Tour and ‘America’s College Promise’ Discussion to Minneapolis

05/22/2015 | UCare
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez joined Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Rep. Keith Ellison, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman on May 26 as part of the “Lead on Leave” – Empowering Working Families Across America Tour. The group visited UCare for a facility tour and to discuss paid leave policies.

Building on the President Obama’s State of the Union call for greater work place flexibility for families, Secretary Perez and other administration officials are traversing the country to meet with employers, workers, state and local officials and others to highlight best practices and meet with businesses that understand why offering paid leave is vital to their success.