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Americans Are Working Too Long for Too Little

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Washington, June 30, 2015 | Tia Shuyler (202-225-4376) | comments
Congressman Don Beyer offered his support today for President Obama’s proposal to extend overtime pay for nearly 5 million workers. 
"This is a crucial step for millions of middle class American families," said Rep. Don Beyer. "Working Americans suffering from wage stagnation and income inequality are struggling to put food on the table and gas in their car. President Obama's policy is welcome relief to hard working families who earned a raise."
The proposal would nearly double the salary level under which workers qualify for overtime pay to $50,440 - ensuring that hard-working Americans are compensated fairly and have a chance to get ahead. In Virginia alone, more than 140,000 workers will be affected by this rule. Click here to learn more.
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Tags: Economy