23 Splendid Thomas Perez Quotes

Thomas Perez is a consumer advocate and civil rights lawyer. Serving as the Democratic National Committee since 2017, Perez previously served as the United States Secretary of Labor. Here is a look at some of the most notable Thomas Perez quotes to know.

“Clearly, apprenticeships are a win-win: They provide workers with sturdy rungs on that ladder of opportunity and employers with the skilled workers they need to grow their businesses.”

“Community colleges provide higher education where people live, helping to build strong ladders of opportunity that allow people to secure a foothold in the middle class.”

“Employers have recognized for some time that it’s smart business to have a diverse workforce – one in which many views are represented and everyone’s talents are valued. Well, disability is part of diversity.”

“Everything has changed in recent decades – the economy, technology, cultural attitudes, the demographics of the workforce, the role of women in society and the structure of the American family.”

“From the outset, the Obama administration has recognized that building a robust skills infrastructure means building strong partnerships with community colleges.”

“I believe we’re making a mistake if we regard job creation and job safety as mutually exclusive or inherently in conflict; they can and they must go hand-in-hand.”


“If you’re one car accident away from poverty, you’re on a high wire without a safety net. And that’s a challenging proposition.”

“Involvement in my kids’ sports teams is something I have made time for over the years. I’ve also been able to coach all three of them in baseball and basketball, something that has strengthened our bonds and given me indescribable joy. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

“It stands to reason: Higher wages means higher loyalty and morale, which means higher productivity, which means a more profitable business.”

“It was a privilege to serve as the assistant attorney general for civil rights, a role that allowed me to enforce the Civil Rights Act and help make its promise a reality.”

“Mandatory arbitration clauses I think, more often than not, work to the detriment of working people.”

“Nobody who works 40 hours a week should have to live in poverty.”

“Our workforce and our entire economy are strongest when we embrace diversity to its fullest, and that means opening doors of opportunity to everyone and recognizing that the American Dream excludes no one.”

“People believe mistakenly, that with death comes atonement, when in reality, life is for atonement and Death is for Judgment.”

“Raising the minimum wage isn’t just pro-worker; it’s pro-economic growth.”

“The employers who do best are employers who reject these false choices. It’s not a zero-sum world where you either take care of your workers or you take care of your shareholders. You can do good and do well, too.”

“The typical minimum wage earner is a provider and a breadwinner – most likely a woman – responsible for paying bills, running a household and raising children.”

“There’s a myth out there that you have to genuflect at the altar of quarterly earnings. But it’s a false choice that you can either be a good fiduciary or promote values such as environmental sustainability.”

“To fulfill the promise of economic opportunity, we must remain true to the principle that collective bargaining is a cornerstone of a free society and indispensable to a strong middle class.”

“We’re building a movement. It’s undeniably a work in progress, but there’s a fundamental desire to see capitalism to do something different.”

“When we lift the wage floor, it not only betters the lives of those whose wages are directly affected, it also lifts the economy as a whole.”

“When you put more money in the pockets of working families, they spend it on groceries, gas, school supplies, and other goods and services. And that helps businesses grow and create jobs. So many forward-looking employers, large and small, understand this.”

“Workers all too frequently have been taking it on the chin. They’re working hard and falling behind, all too frequently.”

Here is an interview between Bill Maher with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez as they discuss employment and minimum wage.

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