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Cantor will propose Federal Law that Ends Overtime Pay

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Smarter Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Feb 27, 2013
Eric Cantor will propose Federal Law that Ends Overtime Pay for hourly workers

In Eric Cantor's February 2013 speech, he said he wanted to propose Federal Law that would end overtime pay for hourly workers. Currently, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, mandates that certain workers get paid "time + 1/2" for overtime work. Eric Cantor wants to eliminate that law. Because -- ya know -- workers not getting paid for overtime hours worked out so good for workers before FDR enacted that Law.

Eric Cantor's "end of overtime pay for workers" that he talked about in his February speech was overshadowed, in part, by the public whining Cantor did bitching that 'Obama gave his speech at the same time as me ... wah, wah, wah.'

In this month's New Yorker Magazine, Ryan Lizza wrote an excellent article titled: "Can Eric Cantor, the Republican Majority Leader, redeem his party and himself?" in which Lizza reminded readers that Eric Cantor wants to end the Federal law that mandates certain workers get paid overtime for the extra hours they labor.

From the New Yorker Magazine:(page 12)

MORE...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/25/1189...

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#2 Feb 27, 2013
Wow! DailyKos said that? Then it must be true.

That damned Eric Cantor better not get his law signed by Obama until after I get my overtime pay from Obama's stash.

I want Obama to pay my overtime. He is the Ruler of this nation, so it is up to him.
Bridgework

Olathe, KS

#3 Feb 27, 2013
Smarter Liberal wrote:
"Can Eric Cantor, the Republican Majority Leader, redeem his party and himself?"
Eric Cantor is the Republican Majority Leader?

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#4 Feb 27, 2013
I'm not in a union but I am eligible for overtime. Does that mean I will still get OT or not? Wouldn't my employer have to re-negotiate my contract at that point? Because if I don't work OT, some work is just not going to get done. And what will making OT disappear do for the economy? Reduced tax revenues for sure.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 27, 2013
Smarter Liberal wrote:
Eric Cantor will propose Federal Law that Ends Overtime Pay for hourly workers
In Eric Cantor's February 2013 speech, he said he wanted to propose Federal Law that would end overtime pay for hourly workers. Currently, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, mandates that certain workers get paid "time + 1/2" for overtime work. Eric Cantor wants to eliminate that law. Because -- ya know -- workers not getting paid for overtime hours worked out so good for workers before FDR enacted that Law.
Eric Cantor's "end of overtime pay for workers" that he talked about in his February speech was overshadowed, in part, by the public whining Cantor did bitching that 'Obama gave his speech at the same time as me ... wah, wah, wah.'
In this month's New Yorker Magazine, Ryan Lizza wrote an excellent article titled: "Can Eric Cantor, the Republican Majority Leader, redeem his party and himself?" in which Lizza reminded readers that Eric Cantor wants to end the Federal law that mandates certain workers get paid overtime for the extra hours they labor.
From the New Yorker Magazine:(page 12)
MORE...
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/25/1189...
Loser, here is the excerpt from Cantor's speech:

Yet today, the federal government has a patchwork of over 47 different overlapping programs that are not dynamic or innovative enough to meet the needs of employers or potential employees. We can fix this, and we should be able to muster bipartisan support to do so.

If you’re a working parent, you know there’s hardly ever enough time at home to be with the kids. Too many parents have to weigh whether they can afford to miss work even for half a day to see their child off on the first day of school or attend a parent-teacher conference.

Federal laws dating back to the 1930s make it harder for parents who hold hourly jobs to balance the demands of work and home. An hourly employee cannot convert previous overtime into future comp-time or flex-time. In 1985, Congress passed a law that gave state and municipal employees this flexibility, but today still denies that same privilege to the entire private sector. That’s not right.

There’s a police officer at home in my district, her name is Vicki. She is working a tough job, with long hours, while raising her children. Her life is made a little easier because as a local government employee, she is permitted to work some extra hours and save it up for a sick day or a school event.

Imagine if we simply chose to give all employees and employers this option. A working mom could work overtime this month and use it as time off next month without having to worry about whether she’ll be able to take home enough money to pay the rent. This is the kind of common sense legislation that should be non-controversial and moves us in the right direction to help make life work for families.

Progressives listen to this crap without actually checking out the sources? You can't get much dumber than reading that Cantor wants to not pay overtime from his speech. Here is the link to his speech in entirety, a rather nice read.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Feb 27, 2013
Really wrote:
This really shows who's side the Republican are on - trying to take overtime away from the poor working stiff.
Read the speech reading comprehension challenged poster, he proposes giving the workers the ability to choose to work comp time to use for time off later.

Union shill.
Fair Economy

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Feb 27, 2013
Eric Cantor will propose Federal Law that Ends Overtime Pay for hourly workers

In Eric Cantor's February 2013 speech, he said he wanted to propose Federal Law that would end overtime pay for hourly workers. Currently, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, mandates that certain workers get paid "time + 1/2" for overtime work. Eric Cantor wants to eliminate that law. Because -- ya know -- workers not getting paid for overtime hours worked out so good for workers before FDR enacted that Law.

Eric Cantor's "end of overtime pay for workers" that he talked about in his February speech was overshadowed, in part, by the public whining Cantor did bitching that 'Obama gave his speech at the same time as me ... wah, wah, wah.'

In this month's New Yorker Magazine, Ryan Lizza wrote an excellent article titled: "Can Eric Cantor, the Republican Majority Leader, redeem his party and himself?" in which Lizza reminded readers that Eric Cantor wants to end the Federal law that mandates certain workers get paid overtime for the extra hours they labor.

From the New Yorker Magazine:(page 12)
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Feb 27, 2013
Fair Economy wrote:
Eric Cantor will propose Federal Law that Ends Overtime Pay for hourly workers
In Eric Cantor's February 2013 speech, he said he wanted to propose Federal Law that would end overtime pay for hourly workers. Currently, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, mandates that certain workers get paid "time + 1/2" for overtime work. Eric Cantor wants to eliminate that law. Because -- ya know -- workers not getting paid for overtime hours worked out so good for workers before FDR enacted that Law.
Eric Cantor's "end of overtime pay for workers" that he talked about in his February speech was overshadowed, in part, by the public whining Cantor did bitching that 'Obama gave his speech at the same time as me ... wah, wah, wah.'
In this month's New Yorker Magazine, Ryan Lizza wrote an excellent article titled: "Can Eric Cantor, the Republican Majority Leader, redeem his party and himself?" in which Lizza reminded readers that Eric Cantor wants to end the Federal law that mandates certain workers get paid overtime for the extra hours they labor.
From the New Yorker Magazine:(page 12)
Loser, here is the excerpt from Cantor's speech:

Yet today, the federal government has a patchwork of over 47 different overlapping programs that are not dynamic or innovative enough to meet the needs of employers or potential employees. We can fix this, and we should be able to muster bipartisan support to do so.

If you’re a working parent, you know there’s hardly ever enough time at home to be with the kids. Too many parents have to weigh whether they can afford to miss work even for half a day to see their child off on the first day of school or attend a parent-teacher conference.

Federal laws dating back to the 1930s make it harder for parents who hold hourly jobs to balance the demands of work and home. An hourly employee cannot convert previous overtime into future comp-time or flex-time. In 1985, Congress passed a law that gave state and municipal employees this flexibility, but today still denies that same privilege to the entire private sector. That’s not right.

There’s a police officer at home in my district, her name is Vicki. She is working a tough job, with long hours, while raising her children. Her life is made a little easier because as a local government employee, she is permitted to work some extra hours and save it up for a sick day or a school event.

Imagine if we simply chose to give all employees and employers this option. A working mom could work overtime this month and use it as time off next month without having to worry about whether she’ll be able to take home enough money to pay the rent. This is the kind of common sense legislation that should be non-controversial and moves us in the right direction to help make life work for families.

Progressives listen to this crap without actually checking out the sources? You can't get much dumber than reading that Cantor wants to not pay overtime from his speech. Here is the link to his speech in entirety, a rather nice read.
Republicans Kill Economy

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Feb 27, 2013
Totally untrue, Cantor has publicly stated that his goal is repeal of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), which anomg other things requires overtime after 40 hours.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Feb 27, 2013
Republicans Kill Economy wrote:
Totally untrue, Cantor has publicly stated that his goal is repeal of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), which anomg other things requires overtime after 40 hours.
Read the speech, or show a link with more than a 6 word blurb supposedly showing Cantor said it. I posted the link to the actual transcript of his speech, your links are to liberal blogs that claim he said this or that.

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#12 Feb 27, 2013
Republicans Kill Economy wrote:
Totally untrue, Cantor has publicly stated that his goal is repeal of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), which anomg other things requires overtime after 40 hours.
ThinkProgress.org sent out an e-mail on this speech recently saying exactly what you are claiming.

Non-starter produced the actual speech and repeated exactly what Cantor was saying.

You wouldn't be trying to ignor the truth and simply be a shill for ThinkProgress, would you Dumbo?
Smarter Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Feb 27, 2013
Totally untrue, Cantor has publicly stated that his goal is repeal of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), which among other things requires overtime after 40 hours.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 27, 2013
Smarter Liberal wrote:
Totally untrue, Cantor has publicly stated that his goal is repeal of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), which among other things requires overtime after 40 hours.
So by you saying totally untrue and providing nothing, your position is the usual progressive one, no factual basis, just feelings.

You should really read the BS you put out there before you get it out there, you have no basis in fact or rationality on this one.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Feb 27, 2013
Yet today, the federal government has a patchwork of over 47 different overlapping programs that are not dynamic or innovative enough to meet the needs of employers or potential employees. We can fix this, and we should be able to muster bipartisan support to do so.

If you’re a working parent, you know there’s hardly ever enough time at home to be with the kids. Too many parents have to weigh whether they can afford to miss work even for half a day to see their child off on the first day of school or attend a parent-teacher conference.

Federal laws dating back to the 1930s make it harder for parents who hold hourly jobs to balance the demands of work and home. An hourly employee cannot convert previous overtime into future comp-time or flex-time. In 1985, Congress passed a law that gave state and municipal employees this flexibility, but today still denies that same privilege to the entire private sector. That’s not right.

There’s a police officer at home in my district, her name is Vicki. She is working a tough job, with long hours, while raising her children. Her life is made a little easier because as a local government employee, she is permitted to work some extra hours and save it up for a sick day or a school event.

Imagine if we simply chose to give all employees and employers this option. A working mom could work overtime this month and use it as time off next month without having to worry about whether she’ll be able to take home enough money to pay the rent. This is the kind of common sense legislation that should be non-controversial and moves us in the right direction to help make life work for families.

Read the whole speech here.....

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/281203-text... -
Bushwhacker

Kent, WA

#16 Feb 27, 2013
Eric Cantor will propose Federal Law that Ends Overtime Pay for hourly workers

In Eric Cantor's February 2013 speech, he said he wanted to propose Federal Law that would end overtime pay for hourly workers. Currently, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, mandates that certain workers get paid "time + 1/2" for overtime work. Eric Cantor wants to eliminate that law. Because -- ya know -- workers not getting paid for overtime hours worked out so good for workers before FDR enacted that Law.

Eric Cantor's "end of overtime pay for workers" that he talked about in his February speech was overshadowed, in part, by the public whining Cantor did bitching that 'Obama gave his speech at the same time as me ... wah, wah, wah.'

In this month's New Yorker Magazine, Ryan Lizza wrote an excellent article titled: "Can Eric Cantor, the Republican Majority Leader, redeem his party and himself?" in which Lizza reminded readers that Eric Cantor wants to end the Federal law that mandates certain workers get paid overtime for the extra hours they labor.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Feb 27, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Eric Cantor will propose Federal Law that Ends Overtime Pay for hourly workers
In Eric Cantor's February 2013 speech, he said he wanted to propose Federal Law that would end overtime pay for hourly workers. Currently, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, mandates that certain workers get paid "time + 1/2" for overtime work. Eric Cantor wants to eliminate that law. Because -- ya know -- workers not getting paid for overtime hours worked out so good for workers before FDR enacted that Law.
Eric Cantor's "end of overtime pay for workers" that he talked about in his February speech was overshadowed, in part, by the public whining Cantor did bitching that 'Obama gave his speech at the same time as me ... wah, wah, wah.'
In this month's New Yorker Magazine, Ryan Lizza wrote an excellent article titled: "Can Eric Cantor, the Republican Majority Leader, redeem his party and himself?" in which Lizza reminded readers that Eric Cantor wants to end the Federal law that mandates certain workers get paid overtime for the extra hours they labor.
Here is the excerpt from Cantor's speech:

Yet today, the federal government has a patchwork of over 47 different overlapping programs that are not dynamic or innovative enough to meet the needs of employers or potential employees. We can fix this, and we should be able to muster bipartisan support to do so.

If you’re a working parent, you know there’s hardly ever enough time at home to be with the kids. Too many parents have to weigh whether they can afford to miss work even for half a day to see their child off on the first day of school or attend a parent-teacher conference.

Federal laws dating back to the 1930s make it harder for parents who hold hourly jobs to balance the demands of work and home. An hourly employee cannot convert previous overtime into future comp-time or flex-time. In 1985, Congress passed a law that gave state and municipal employees this flexibility, but today still denies that same privilege to the entire private sector. That’s not right.

There’s a police officer at home in my district, her name is Vicki. She is working a tough job, with long hours, while raising her children. Her life is made a little easier because as a local government employee, she is permitted to work some extra hours and save it up for a sick day or a school event.

Imagine if we simply chose to give all employees and employers this option. A working mom could work overtime this month and use it as time off next month without having to worry about whether she’ll be able to take home enough money to pay the rent. This is the kind of common sense legislation that should be non-controversial and moves us in the right direction to help make life work for families.

Progressives listen to this crap without actually checking out the sources? You can't get much dumber than reading that Cantor wants to not pay overtime from his speech. Here is the link to his speech in entirety, a rather nice read.
Bushwhacker

Kent, WA

#18 Feb 27, 2013
Eric Cantor's "end of overtime pay for workers" that he talked about in his February speech was overshadowed, in part, by the public whining Cantor did bitching that 'Obama gave his speech at the same time as me ... wah, wah, wah.'

In this week's New Yorker Magazine, Ryan Lizza wrote an excellent article titled: "Can Eric Cantor, the Republican Majority Leader, redeem his party and himself?" in which Lizza reminded readers that Eric Cantor wants to end the Federal law that mandates certain workers get paid overtime for the extra hours they labor.

From the New Yorker Magazine:(page 12)

Can Eric Cantor, the Republican Majority Leader, redeem his party and himself?(page 13)

Cantor spoke about school choice, tax reform, expanding visas. After the speech, he rode back to the Capitol and met privately with House Republicans to discuss one of the policies he had emphasized: a policy that would allow workers to convert overtime compensation into time off.“I gave a talk today about helping people and about finally focussing on legislation that has understandable benefits right away,” Cantor said. He explained that it would help parents who wanted to go on a field trip or attend a teacher conference.“What I want to see is how we can communicate this, communicate the benefit. How are we going to build a coalition and get it done?”

First, the Republicans tried to do this very same thing in 2003 in a House Bill: HR 1119 "Family Time Flexibility Act" (isn't that a cute title for a bill that will end overtime pay for hourly working moms and dads)
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Feb 27, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Eric Cantor's "end of overtime pay for workers" that he talked about in his February speech was overshadowed, in part, by the public whining Cantor did bitching that 'Obama gave his speech at the same time as me ... wah, wah, wah.'
In this week's New Yorker Magazine, Ryan Lizza wrote an excellent article titled: "Can Eric Cantor, the Republican Majority Leader, redeem his party and himself?" in which Lizza reminded readers that Eric Cantor wants to end the Federal law that mandates certain workers get paid overtime for the extra hours they labor.
From the New Yorker Magazine:(page 12)
Can Eric Cantor, the Republican Majority Leader, redeem his party and himself?(page 13)
Cantor spoke about school choice, tax reform, expanding visas. After the speech, he rode back to the Capitol and met privately with House Republicans to discuss one of the policies he had emphasized: a policy that would allow workers to convert overtime compensation into time off.“I gave a talk today about helping people and about finally focussing on legislation that has understandable benefits right away,” Cantor said. He explained that it would help parents who wanted to go on a field trip or attend a teacher conference.“What I want to see is how we can communicate this, communicate the benefit. How are we going to build a coalition and get it done?”
First, the Republicans tried to do this very same thing in 2003 in a House Bill: HR 1119 "Family Time Flexibility Act" (isn't that a cute title for a bill that will end overtime pay for hourly working moms and dads)
Here is the excerpt from Cantor's speech:

Yet today, the federal government has a patchwork of over 47 different overlapping programs that are not dynamic or innovative enough to meet the needs of employers or potential employees. We can fix this, and we should be able to muster bipartisan support to do so.

If you’re a working parent, you know there’s hardly ever enough time at home to be with the kids. Too many parents have to weigh whether they can afford to miss work even for half a day to see their child off on the first day of school or attend a parent-teacher conference.

Federal laws dating back to the 1930s make it harder for parents who hold hourly jobs to balance the demands of work and home. An hourly employee cannot convert previous overtime into future comp-time or flex-time. In 1985, Congress passed a law that gave state and municipal employees this flexibility, but today still denies that same privilege to the entire private sector. That’s not right.

There’s a police officer at home in my district, her name is Vicki. She is working a tough job, with long hours, while raising her children. Her life is made a little easier because as a local government employee, she is permitted to work some extra hours and save it up for a sick day or a school event.

Imagine if we simply chose to give all employees and employers this option. A working mom could work overtime this month and use it as time off next month without having to worry about whether she’ll be able to take home enough money to pay the rent. This is the kind of common sense legislation that should be non-controversial and moves us in the right direction to help make life work for families.

It doesn't propose ending overtime pay anywhere, just allowing workers to choose between overtime and flex time. Sounds a lot more reasonable than the Think Progress end of overtime BS.
Bushwhacker

Kent, WA

#22 Feb 27, 2013
Same guy who HATES working poor, now wants to do them a "favor" and let them work without OT, so they can take the "regular" time hours off ??Hmmm !!

So, you're "letting" poor folks work 16 hours today, then stay home tomorrow, rather than paying time & 1/2 ?? Sweet,(SARCASM) I see no problems with ridiculous hours and lower paychecks !!!
ist

Duluth, MN

#23 Feb 27, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>Loser, here is the excerpt from Cantor's speech:
Yet today, the federal government has a patchwork of over 47 different overlapping programs that are not dynamic or innovative enough to meet the needs of employers or potential employees. We can fix this, and we should be able to muster bipartisan support to do so.
If you’re a working parent, you know there’s hardly ever enough time at home to be with the kids. Too many parents have to weigh whether they can afford to miss work even for half a day to see their child off on the first day of school or attend a parent-teacher conference.
Federal laws dating back to the 1930s make it harder for parents who hold hourly jobs to balance the demands of work and home. An hourly employee cannot convert previous overtime into future comp-time or flex-time. In 1985, Congress passed a law that gave state and municipal employees this flexibility, but today still denies that same privilege to the entire private sector. That’s not right.
There’s a police officer at home in my district, her name is Vicki. She is working a tough job, with long hours, while raising her children. Her life is made a little easier because as a local government employee, she is permitted to work some extra hours and save it up for a sick day or a school event.
Imagine if we simply chose to give all employees and employers this option. A working mom could work overtime this month and use it as time off next month without having to worry about whether she’ll be able to take home enough money to pay the rent. This is the kind of common sense legislation that should be non-controversial and moves us in the right direction to help make life work for families.
Progressives listen to this crap without actually checking out the sources? You can't get much dumber than reading that Cantor wants to not pay overtime from his speech. Here is the link to his speech in entirety, a rather nice read.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
Its a decent idea for some industries, bad for others. Federal employees are hardly ever meeting service deadlines so the loss isn't critical, but what would happen if a third of a factory workforce took those hours off and production slowed? A business owner could lose a contract over something like that, and have to lay people off.

Its pointless anyway. The era of full time work for service and manufacturing is reaching its end. Even before Obamacare was looming on the horizon, business owners started replacing 40 hour employees with two 20 hour employees to keep from having to pay benefits and eliminate the possibility of overtime. Something like this law will only force some businesses to cut full time employees entirely, in favor of a larger pool of cheaper, less tethered workers.

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