Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Overtime In Danger?

Apparently, Republicans have decided that the time is ripe to reintroduce this dandy proposal to weaken overtime laws.  Under this remake of the 2003 Family Time Flexibility Act, employees could choose to take comp time in lieu of overtime pay.  I put the word choose in italics because while it prohibits companies from pressuring employees to give up their overtime pay, I believe that is exactly what will happen.

After all, companies are prohibited from coercing employees during union organizing campaigns, but that has never stopped them.  Why then, would this be any different, especially when there is a direct monetary incentive to pushing an employee to opt out of overtime pay.

For those of you who haven't figured out yet that the GOP has a long term game plan for crushing any sort of workers' rights, this is just another clue.  What's next - the 40 hour work week?

In Solidarity,


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