Business Manager Tony Sapienza
Comp Time Proposals Bad for Workers
Several bills in Congress threaten to weaken the overtime protections that most of us currently take for granted under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA). Several proposals sponsored and supported by Republican legislators aim to give companies more flexibility on whether they have to pay time and a half after forty hours.
So far both the subcommittee and the full committee have voted along straight party lines - Republicans for, Democrats against. Because Republicans have a majority in Congress now, we need to convince some Republicans to vote against these bills when they go to the full house and senate our rights under the FSLA will begin to erode.
Check out the Issue Brief from the Economic Policy Institute
If you still think this legislation is "Family Friendly", read the testimony of Ellen Bravo from the Congressional Committee hearing.