Nonprofit organizations in support of the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations

We, the undersigned nonprofit organizations, write in support of the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations. The updated overtime rule is a great victory for working people across the United States.

In its recently announced final regulation, the Department of Labor raised the salary threshold below which most workers are eligible for overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476. This change will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, extend overtime protections to millions of workers, reduce excessive hours of unpaid work by underpaid employees, and increase salaries for employees earning near the new threshold. In particular, this rule represents an important step toward fairer pay for women and people of color, who are overrepresented in lower-paying jobs and are often required to work additional hours without compensation.

We recognize that many nonprofit organizations will have to think through and solve interesting problems and will face challenges as we make the changes needed to comply with the new regulations. These important changes will not necessarily be easy. Nonetheless, we embrace this opportunity to restore the overtime pay that lower-paid workers toiling more than 40 hours a week are entitled to.

For many nonprofits, including those of us that provide human services or advocate for workers’ rights, poverty reduction, or economic and social justice, this is a critical opportunity to improve the working conditions and the economic lives of the people we serve. At the same time, our own workers and the families they support also deserve fair compensation and greater economic security.

As nonprofit organizations more broadly, we are dedicated to improving the public good. It is time to revisit the idea that working for the public good should somehow mean requiring the lowest-paid among us to support these efforts by working long hours, many of which are unpaid.

All of the undersigned nonprofit organizations are committed to complying with the new overtime regulations. We commend the Department of Labor for this significant reform, which will create better jobs and working conditions for millions of working people throughout the country. We support this historic social justice reform.


21st Century School Fund

9to5, National Association of Working Women

9to5 California

9to5 Colorado

9to5 Georgia

9to5 Wisconsin

A Better Balance


Advocates for Youth

African American Ministers In Action

Agenda Project Action Fund

Alaska People’s Action

American Association of University Women

American Family Voices

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

American Federation of Teachers

Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)

Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey


Asian Counseling and Referral Service

Atlanta Women for Equality


The Battle of Homestead Foundation

Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore

Bend the Arc Jewish Action

Black Children’s Institute of Tennessee

Brevard NOW

Bus Federation

Campaign for America’s Future


Catalyst Miami

Center for American Progress

Center for Community Change

Center for Economic and Policy Research

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

Center for Popular Democracy

Center for Women Policy Studies

Center for WorkLife Law

Center on Policy Initiatives

The Century Foundation

Children’s Law Center (District of Columbia)

Class Action

Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE)

Clerics of St. Viator (Viatorians)

Coalition on Human Needs

Colorado Fiscal Institute

Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)

Community, Faith and Labor Coalition

Community Forum for Economic Justice

Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG)

Courage Campaign

Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement

Democratic Socialists of America

Democratic Women’s Club of Florida

Democracy for America


Economic Opportunity Institute

Economic Policy Institute

Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

Emerge Colorado

End Hunger CT!

Fair Budget Coalition

Fair World Project

Family Values @ Work

First Shift Justice Project

FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities

Generation Progress

God’s Will In Action

Gospel Justice Committee

Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition

Greater Orlando NOW


Human Services Council of New York

Illinois Economic Policy Institute

Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Institute for Working Families

Innovation Ohio Education Fund

Institute for Science and Human Values, Inc

Interfaith Worker Justice

Interfaith Center for Worker Justice of San Diego County

Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Jobs With Justice

Keystone Research Center

Latino Commission on AIDS

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Legal Aid Service of Broward County

Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

Medical Mission Sisters



NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

National Association of Social Workers

National Black Justice Coalition

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Center for Transgender Equality

National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

National Employment Law Project (NELP)

National Employment Lawyers Association

National Low Income Housing Coalition

National Partnership for Women & Families

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

National Women’s Law Center


New Jersey Policy Perspective

New Jersey Work Environment Council

Noorvik Boys & Girls Club Alaska

North Carolina Justice Center

One Wisconsin Now

Organize Now

PathStone Corporation

PathWays PA

People’s Action

Pennsylvania Council of Churches

Princeton Community Housing


Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Public Health Advocates

Public Justice Center

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Sierra Club

Sisters of the Presentation

Social Security Works

South Carolina Community Loan Fund

Southeast Ministry DC

Teens, Training, & Taxes

Toledo Area Jobs with Justice & Interfaith Worker Justice Coalition

The Union of Concerned Scientists


United Auto Workers (UAW)

United States Student Association

United Steelworkers

URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity

Voices for Progress

Washington Community Action Network

Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Westland Ecumenical Community Food Pantry

West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy

Wisconsin Council on Children & Families

Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice Workers’ Dignity Project

Women AdvaNCe

Women Employed

Women’s Law Project

Working America

Working Partnerships USA


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