The Uncommon Life

A Visit from Secretary Perez of the U.S. Department of Labor

May 31, 2016

In early May, UncommonGoods was fortunate enough to host U.S. Labor Secretary, Tom Perez. He spoke with a handful of team members about their experience working for a company that values “conscious capitalism,” praising UncommonGoods for investing in team member development, paying a living wage, and actively listening to team member feedback. He also took a tour of the warehouse space, eagerly chatting with individuals out on the floor about their daily tasks. You can read about Secretary Perez’s recent visit to New York in The Guardian, and see for yourself in the photos below.

BAT Lobby

UncommonGoods Founder Dave Bolotsky (left) with U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez in the Brooklyn Army Terminal Lobby.

Secretary Perez listening to feedback from UncommonGoods employees

Secretary Perez listening to comments from UncommonGoods employees.

Secretary Perez Meeting UncommonGoods employees

A small group of employees meeting to talk with Secretary Perez in our Brooklyn office.

UncommonGoods Creative Studio

Inside our creative studio. Because our offices and warehouse are all in one location, Dave was able to give Secretary Perez a full tour.

UncommonGoods Merchandising Team

Co-founder and COO Thomas Epting and Dave showing Secretary Perez our merchandising area (and our catalog).

UncommonGoods Warehouse

Learning about the UncommonGoods warehouse from Senior Operations Manager, Mary Catherine Halfpenny (right).

UncommonGoods Warehouse Behind the Scenes

Touring the warehouse and seeing our operation in action.

All photos © U.S. Department of Labor, 2016

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