WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- President Obama Monday nominated Thomas Perez, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, as U.S. labor secretary.
"Tom's knowledge and experience will make him an outstanding secretary of labor, and there's plenty of work to do," Obama said. "We're gonna have to work very hard to make sure that folks find jobs with good wages and good benefits. We've gotta make sure that are veterans who are returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan have a chance to put their incredible skills and leadership at work at home. We need to build an immigration system that works for every employee, and every family and every business."