National Press Club

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to speak on 'shared prosperity' at Oct. 20 luncheon

September 30, 2014 | By Alison Fitzgerald |

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, Oct. 20, with a speech entitled "Shared Prosperity: Building an Economy that Works for Everyone."

Perez has been an advocate for boosting the minimum wage, and has been meeting with business leaders across the country to argue that higher wages can improve the economy.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $22 for National Press Club members, who may purchase two tickets at this rate, and $36 for all other nonmember tickets.

Purchase tickets. For questions, please email or call (202) 662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

Club members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the Luncheon to attend the VIP reception.

To submit a question in advance, put PEREZ in the subject line and email to before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.