Conservative House Democrats would dump the DOL's new rule, scheduled to take effect on December 1, that would double the overtime pay threshold.
The fight for farmworker overtime is down to the wire in California. Jewish and African American organizations are helping get the last votes for Bill 1066.
"We're going to get this done for the 400,000 Californians who deserve the dignity of an eight-hour day."
"The strength and solidarity of our union paid off with a fair contract that contains virtually none of the drastic concessions ATI sought to arbitrarily impose."
"Steel jobs provide decent living wages and help support a lot of other jobs in the community; the company wants to take that away."
The ATI ploy to sow dissension and jealousy in the community appears to have failed miserably: community members routinely drop off donuts and soup at union halls and send pizzas to the picket lines.
Overturning a cutback the GOP Bush Administration instituted a decade ago, Obama announced a new overtime pay rule on June 30.
The Labor Department is readying proposed rules to greatly expand who can get overtime pay.
Overtime pay has increasingly moved to the top of labor's agenda because millions of workers are working overtime and not getting paid for it.
On this day in 1888, the employee time clock was invented by Willard Bundy, a jeweler in Auburn, N.Y. Bundy's brother Harlow started mass producing them a year later.