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Health Care for Millions at Risk Under House Republican Bill

Health Care for Millions at Risk Under House Republican Bill

Workers who thought their employers might be incentivized to provide health care coverage by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are out of luck if a bill that just passed the House (248-179) makes it any further. 

The ACA imposes penalties on larger employers that do not offer affordable, adequate health care coverage to employees who work 30 hours a week or more. 

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FLSA Turns 75, Celebrate with a Call to Raise the Minimum Wage

FLSA Turns 75, Celebrate with a Call to Raise the Minimum Wage

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that set into law a guaranteed minimum wage, established the 40-hour workweek and overtime pay for more than 40 hours, outlawed child labor and set other important employment standards.

Later this morning, the Obama White House will host a celebration of the FLSA with Vice President Joe Biden and a roundtable with workers. The event will be live-streamed beginning at 11 a.m. EDT at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

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Don’t Let Republicans Cut Your Overtime Pay

A bill pushed by the Republican leadership in the U.S. House that will let employers make you work more for less pay will be up for a vote on Wednesday.

Call Congress today and tell your representative to oppose H.R. 1406: 1-888-866-2561.

   

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5 Things You Need to Know About the ‘Comp Time’ Bill

Flex This: Tell Congress, ‘Don’t Cut My Overtime!’

If you are one of the millions of workers who count on overtime to stretch your paycheck, including the 59% of US workers paid by the hour, it’s time to tell House Republicans, “Don’t cut my overtime with your so-called Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1406).”   

The bill would allow employers to stop giving workers any extra pay for overtime work and instead substitute “comp time.”

What would that mean for most workers?

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Republicans Hide Attack on Overtime Pay Behind ‘Flexibility’ Mask

Photo by silentDAN/Flickr Creative Commons

Republicans in Congress have renewed their decades-old attack on the 40-hour workweek. Once again, they are pushing so-called “comp time” legislation that would allow employers to stop giving workers any extra pay for overtime work.

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