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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders’ Statement on President Obama’s Overtime Rule Change

"Americans are working harder than ever, but while corporate profits are skyrocketing, incomes are still flat-lining, so it's encouraging that Pres. Obama’s proposal could give workers who make up to $50,440 a hard-earned raise."

Washington, D.C. — 

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s proposed overtime rule change:

“Americans are working harder than ever, but while corporate profits are skyrocketing, incomes are still flat-lining. So it is an encouraging sign that President Obama’s proposal to change an outdated overtime rule could give workers who make up to $50,440 a hard-earned raise. To lift incomes for all working Americans, we must also restore the traditional 40-hour work week that too many workers are now denied. But lifting the overtime threshold to protect more workers is an important step toward improving American incomes, creating new jobs and growing the middle class.”

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