Overtime Pay Guarantees Being Undermined by President's Veto Threat
Demand that Congress hold firm for the rights of workers
to receive overtime pay!
Please use this link to contact your senators and representative and demand that Congress hold firm for the rights of workers to receive overtime pay. Thanks to all of you, Congress recently voted to oppose the changes in overtime being proposed by the Department of Labor (DoL), but the president says he will veto any bill (most likely the omnibus appropriations measure known as the "continuing resolution") that protects current overtime pay rules.
While we cautiously applaud the DoL's proposed inclusion of additional low income workers to those eligible for overtime pay, the attempt to remove non-supervisory white-collar middle income workers is unacceptable. Congress agreed with us, but we must encourage them to not back downthe DoL changes would endanger the work lives and paychecks of up to 8 million workers and their families.
Earlier this fall, both the House and Senate voted for the provision to block the proposed overtime pay rules from enactment. However, the White House has repeatedly threatened to veto any legislation that blocks implementation of its overtime pay overhaul.
Analysis by the Economic Policy Institute shows that 2.5 million salaried workers will lose their right to overtime pay and that an additional 5.5 million hourly workers are at risk of being shifted to salaried employment and losing their status8 million workers total.
Again, please use this link to contact your senators and representative and demand that Congress hold firm for the rights of workers to receive overtime pay.
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