Don’t delay overtime pay

Tell the Department of Labor to stand up to corporate interests.

Add your name below and join the Economic Policy Institute in telling the Department of Labor not to delay overtime pay one day more.

August 2015

Big corporations are trying to stop millions of Americans from getting a raise.

President Obama and the U.S. Department of Labor are proposing to raise the overtime threshold — what you can be paid and still qualify for “time-and-a-half” beyond 40 hours per week—from $23,600 a year to $50,400. This is a BIG deal. Because of it, about 13 million workers will get a raise.

But if the National Retail Federation—which includes Walmart—has their way, workers might not ever see a dime of that extra overtime pay.

That’s because the National Retail Federation, the National Association of Home Builders, and other corporate lobbyists are trying to run out the clock. Their first step: get the Department of Labor to extend the public comment period by 90 more days. If these corporate lobbyists succeed, they’ll stop the new overtime pay rules from taking effect before the holidays—and possibly delay implementation indefinitely.

Tell the Department of Labor: Don’t delay overtime pay one day more.