Obama urges change to U.S. workplaces

Voters said target of White House meeting on families labeled ‘waitress moms’

Posted: June 24, 2014 at 4:01 a.m.

President Barack Obama applauds after speaking at The White House Summit on Working Families at a hotel in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. The gathering, organized by the White House, Department of Labor, and the Center for American Progress, highlights the challenges and offers solutions faced by working families in America. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pressed for workplace changes to benefit families with children, saying the U.S. is trailing other advanced countries and must compete with more job flexibility and a higher minimum wage.

This story is only available from our archives.


« Previous Story

Supreme Court ruling burdens class actions

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday made it tougher for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud, a decision that could curb the number of ... Read »

Next Story »

Memo for drone killings released

NEW YORK -- The secret U.S. government memo outlining the justification for the use of drones to kill American terror suspects abroad was released by court order Monday, yi... Read »