Tag: overtime

Michigan AFL-CIO Blasts Schuette for Opposing Stronger Overtime Protections

AG suing to halt new overtime rule, which raises wages for 100k Michigan workers LANSING – On September 20, 2016, Attorney General Bill Schuette signed onto a lawsuit with 21 states to stop the Obama administration’s new overtime rule, which will extend mandatory overtime pay to 100,000 Michigan workers. The Michigan AFL-CIO issued the following statement today blasting Schuette’s frivolous lawsuit: “This lawsuit is a slap in the face to working people in Michigan,” said Ron Bieber, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “By suing to stop the Obama administration’s new overtime rule, Bill Schuette is putting himself squarely on the side ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on new overtime rules

“Today is a great day for millions of hardworking Americans and working families because they are finally going to be rightfully paid for working overtime. I commend President Obama and Labor Secretary Perez for their leadership in adopting this commonsense rule that will raise the incomes of more than 4 million working people. The previous outdated overtime rules contained loopholes that many employers used for decades to exploit workers and deny them their earned pay. The new overtime threshold will help white collar workers all over the country, including thousands of UAW members who work as Postdocs at our nation’s ... Read more