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January 7, 2009
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Secretary Elaine L. Chao

WASHINGTON, December 18 — The Department of Labor, under the leadership of Secretary Elaine L. Chao, has made vast improvements in the everyday lives of American workers. The current workplace injury and illness rate is at its lowest level in history having dropped 21% since 2002, over $1.25 billion has been recovered in back wages, $91 million in stolen union funds have been restored, overtime rules were modernized for the first time in 50 years, and returning veterans in the National Guard and reserve are now protected by the first-ever regulations to help employers comply with U.S.E.R.R.A.; all without increasing spending, achieving a cost savings in DOL’s discretionary budget of 15% in real terms since 2001.


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 Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao