No more OT? 40+ hours okay for workers.

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    http://tndp.org/blog/2013/05/09/u-s-...our-work-week/

    "The nonpartisan National Partnership for Women and Families finds that “The mis-named Working Families Flexibility Act will mean a pay cut for workers without any guaranteed flexibility or time off” and that the proposal “erodes the basic guarantees of the Fair Labor Standards Act: fair pay for overtime work and time off from work.”

    A senior economist for the Center for Economic and Policy Research writes, “Its major effect would be to hamstring workers — likely increasing overtime hours for those who don’t want them and cutting pay for those who do.”

    Instead of working to expand the middle class with reforms that reward hard work, this bill drives down pay and rolls back workers’ benefits. Republicans have entered the American worker in a global race to the bottom. The only winner is big corporate special interests."

    Again, conservatives seeking to return to the "good ol days" of business...break the unions and treat employees like crap.
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    Ah OK I saw this one too at the beginning of last week. And you know................is there any bill they introduce that's in the least bit helpful even to the average person? Let alone all the We Are Screwing You Over in Orwellian Doublespeak Bills? Why aren't Americans angry about this?

    Are they too busy working and cutting out coupons?
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    In reality, this bill won't pass the Senate and, if it somehow did, Obama has already said he would veto it. It certainly won't pass with enough support to override a veto.

    I frequently worked 40+ hours/week with not a penny of overtime when I worked in the hospital. My former employer found a loop-hole and classified all RNs as "salaried employees". I had a 36 hr position so, in their minds, I just had to work 216 hours in a 6 week period and it didn't matter how it was divided. I worked 48 hour weeks all the time. And, of course, that was only on the schedule... 12 hour days were rarely 12 hours- we never got breaks and never left on time but didn't get paid for any of that time either.
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    Basically any bill that you see named by conservatives will harm the people it claims to help. Right to Work? actually means right to be fired without cause. Working Families Flexibility Act only works and creates flexibility for the employer, not the employee.

    The more often we see these misnomers the more common they become and the more aware people are that Owellian double speak is in action.

    It is getting harder for the lobbyists to get these bills passed without people becoming upset. 2014.
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    Quote from KelRN215
    In reality, this bill won't pass the Senate and, if it somehow did, Obama has already said he would veto it. It certainly won't pass with enough support to override a veto.

    I frequently worked 40+ hours/week with not a penny of overtime when I worked in the hospital. My former employer found a loop-hole and classified all RNs as "salaried employees". I had a 36 hr position so, in their minds, I just had to work 216 hours in a 6 week period and it didn't matter how it was divided. I worked 48 hour weeks all the time. And, of course, that was only on the schedule... 12 hour days were rarely 12 hours- we never got breaks and never left on time but didn't get paid for any of that time either.
    Yes the learned professional......I would like to see this challenged for nurses do not fulfill all the requirements AND many states have exclusions for police, fire,EMS and hospitals. I think that would deserve a call to the EEOC. Interesting.
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    yup, well the House Republicans just passed this bill...looking out for their constituents I see (at least their "corporate constituents") without any regard for how it affects the majority of people who actually vote for their sorry arses.
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    I fear for where this will lead.....sigh
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    I read today that somewhere between 40 and 50% of "conservatives" fear that an armed uprising against their government will be necessary.

    Unfortunately, I don't think it is this kind of crapola that motivates them.
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