July 2, 2003
The fight to protect overtime pay is really heating up.
The Bush administration's drive to take away overtime
pay from at least 8 million people will heat up soon,
too. Their regulatory changes are being implemented without
a single public hearing. But during the last two weeks
of the period for written public comments that ended on
June 30, people like you sent more than 70,000 letters
to the U.S. Department of Labor expressing opposition
to these harmful changes. This is fantastic! Your activism
helped propel this issue into the headlines.
Now this campaign turns to President Bush, our senators
and our representatives. They can stop these harmful overtime
pay cuts before they become law.
Over the next couple of months, we'll ask you to get involved
in the campaign to repeal the Bush overtime cuts. But
right now please send a message opposing the overtime
pay take-away to President Bush with a copy to your senators
and representative by clicking on the link below. We need
to tell them to stop these huge pay cuts.
Also, it is important that we grow this network so that
we're stronger. Tens of thousands of first-time e-activists
joined the AFL-CIO's e-Activist Network recently, but
many, many more are needed. Please click on the link below
now to ask your friends, family and co-workers to get
You can learn more about this issue on the AFL-CIO website.
NEWS: Tens of thousands of workers protest Bush overtime
NEWS: 8 million white-collar workers could lose overtime
pay under Bush plan.
RESOURCE: Your rights at work when denied paid overtime.
Thanks for all that you do. Look for more e-mail alerts
on this and other issues soon.