Wednesday, July 1, 2015

President Obama’s New Overtime Rule will Benefit 80,000 Wisconsin workers

Today the Wisconsin AFL-CIO released the following statement on President Obama’s new overtime rule, which will benefit 80,000 Wisconsin workers.

Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt said today: “The Wisconsin AFL-CIO applauds President Obama for proposing new overtime rules that will help 80,000 Wisconsinites and their families by closing the white collar loophole. Front-line managers of gas stations, convenience stores, and others who work long hours without additional pay will now be paid fairly. This is a step in the right direction to protect the middle class.”

“President Obama’s new overtime rules are a win for workers,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Wisconsin AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer. “Too many ‘salaried’ workers have been taken advantage of by greedy employers who have twisted the intent of overtime protections. The new rules will extend overtime pay to workers making up to $50,440 a year. Together, we will keep fighting to make sure that every Wisconsinite is paid fairly for the work that they do.”

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