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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.

The Obama administration said this morning that if the legislation ever reached the White House it would have a date with the president’s veto pen. In a statement of administration policy, the Office of Management and Budget said:

This legislation undermines the existing right to hard-earned overtime pay, on which many working families rely to make ends meet, while misrepresenting itself as a workplace flexibility measure that gives power to employees over their own schedules.

If the bill’s backers were truthful, the legislation should be called “The Employers Flexibility Act,” says Judith Lichtman, senior adviser with the National Partnership for Women & Families.  

 

In a nutshell, five things you should know about the so-called Working Families Flexibility ActFind out the details.

1.      “Comp Time” means a pay cut.

2.      “Comp Time” means mandatory overtime.

3.      “Comp Time” means more unpredictable work schedules for employees.

4.      “Comp Time” undermines the 40-hour week.

5.      “Comp Time” is not voluntary.

Here are even more reasons to defeat H.R. 1406

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

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