Cantor proposes flexibility for hourly workers.

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non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#1 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.

How do you get this to read that Cantor wants to pass a federal law against overtime again?

Progressivism, for people bad at reading comprehension.

Read Cantor's whole speech in its' entirety here:

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

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 27, 2013
Really wrote:
Taking away overtime from hourly workers - that REALLY shows who's side the Republicans are on.
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.
Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Feb 27, 2013
Great idea, take away the requirement to pay overtime.

Great if you are a one-percenter, that is.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 27, 2013
Truth wrote:
Great idea, take away the requirement to pay overtime.
Great if you are a one-percenter, that is.
Good one Dumbo, switch monikers to make it look like more than just you are commenting. His speech doesn't propose to take away overtime requirements, just make it possible for employees that want to take comp time in place of overtime pay.

Is your reading comprehension really that bad?
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Feb 27, 2013
Truth wrote:
Great idea, take away the requirement to pay overtime.
Great if you are a one-percenter, that is.
Feel free to show where Cantor proposed what Think Progress blasted out to all the progressive shills. He proposed allowing the worker the flexibility to choose flex time instead of overtime.

Progressivism, because choice is bad.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#10 Feb 27, 2013
Simply outlaw overtime hours. Poof, jobs/lower taxes !!! Come on Eric, that gets the workers home !!!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Feb 27, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Simply outlaw overtime hours. Poof, jobs/lower taxes !!! Come on Eric, that gets the workers home !!!
Your reading comprehension is worse than Dumbo's. Read the speech.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 27, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Simply outlaw overtime hours. Poof, jobs/lower taxes !!! Come on Eric, that gets the workers home !!!
Once again, you lose the argument, so you resort to your made up slights and lies. Good one, slewchebag. You want to provide factual proof that Cantor said he would get rid of overtime? Didn't think you could, liar.
ist

Duluth, MN

#15 Feb 27, 2013
"Imagine if we simply chose to give all employees and employers this OPTION. A working mom could work overtime...."

op·tion
n.
1. The act of choosing; choice. See Synonyms at choice.
2. The power or freedom to choose.
3. Something chosen or available as a choice.
Bushwhacker

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Feb 27, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Simply outlaw overtime hours. Poof, jobs/lower taxes !!! Come on Eric, that gets the workers home !!!
Slewsie dear, how come you don't get paid overtime to be on Topix 18 hours a day / 7 days a week? Don't you think that is almost as bad as the screw job you got at the Post Office when you got fired from there?
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#17 Feb 27, 2013
Simply outlaw overtime hours. Poof, jobs/lower taxes !!! Come on Eric, that gets the workers home !!!

The "option" would go to BOTH ??? How would THAT WORK ???

Like the "option" to work OT exist now, right wing nuts ?? LMAOROTFU~!

Watch some moron say work or quit.....
ist

Duluth, MN

#18 Feb 28, 2013
Bushwhacked wrote:
Simply outlaw overtime hours. Poof, jobs/lower taxes !!! Come on Eric, that gets the workers home !!!
The "option" would go to BOTH ??? How would THAT WORK ???
Like the "option" to work OT exist now, right wing nuts ?? LMAOROTFU~!
Watch some moron say work or quit.....
Wow you really are stupid.

The option would be to take the overtime at 1.5 hours pay as we do now or bank those hours as paid time off later.

For some small businesses, this option will be problematic. Not every company has a deep enough labor pool to increase time off like this and still keep high production levels.

So, by opposing this, you are actually taking the side of the evil businesses. You really are an idiot. But keep believing those left wing web blogs though, they seem to keep you happy.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Feb 28, 2013
ist wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow you really are stupid.
The option would be to take the overtime at 1.5 hours pay as we do now or bank those hours as paid time off later.
For some small businesses, this option will be problematic. Not every company has a deep enough labor pool to increase time off like this and still keep high production levels.
So, by opposing this, you are actually taking the side of the evil businesses. You really are an idiot. But keep believing those left wing web blogs though, they seem to keep you happy.
The Seattle poster corrects lots of spelling(makes enough spelling mistakes himself), but couldn't pass a 4th grade reading comprehension test.
cantmakeitup

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Feb 28, 2013
Any way you look at it, the net result is that Cantor wants to eliminate the requirement for employees to pay time and a half for over 40 hours per week, which puts the screws to American workers.

It's a great deal if you are a company owner though, which is why Cantor is pushing this.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Feb 28, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
Any way you look at it, the net result is that Cantor wants to eliminate the requirement for employees to pay time and a half for over 40 hours per week, which puts the screws to American workers.
It's a great deal if you are a company owner though, which is why Cantor is pushing this.
No, Cantor wants to allow working parents to choose whether to get paid for overtime, or choose to use the hours for additional time off. It is not a great deal for unions, because workers that choose more time off will not pay in as much in dues.
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#22 Feb 28, 2013
Same old fool, who said the SEIU #26 janitors would be replaced...
Nice "batty" average, senile cantgetitup coot ~!!! LMAOROTFU~!

Unions charge dues based on base pay, you're such a complete moron.....

Nice you want to "give" folks brutally long shifts and compensate them with no money and time to be exhausted...

Looks like 16 hour a day jobs... OOPS !??

Daddy's too tired, kids...
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Feb 28, 2013
Bushwhacked wrote:
Same old fool, who said the SEIU #26 janitors would be replaced...
Nice "batty" average, senile cantgetitup coot ~!!! LMAOROTFU~!
Unions charge dues based on base pay, you're such a complete moron.....
Nice you want to "give" folks brutally long shifts and compensate them with no money and time to be exhausted...
Looks like 16 hour a day jobs... OOPS !??
Daddy's too tired, kids...
Having trouble finding your integrity again today? Here is what Cantor actually said in his speech, reading comprehension challenged poster:

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.

How do you get this to read that Cantor wants to pass a federal law against overtime again?

Progressivism, for people bad at reading comprehension.

Read Cantor's whole speech in its' entirety here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/ ...
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#24 Feb 28, 2013
Read the line where it says, "...meet the needs of employers or potential employees..". That line is TOTAL BS !!! The employer need to maximize profit AT the employees expense.

QUIT LYING !!!!

You're the anti-union POS liar, who supports corporate greed and insults like a 6 year old...
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#25 Feb 28, 2013
Bushwhacked wrote:
Read the line where it says, "...meet the needs of employers or potential employees..". That line is TOTAL BS !!! The employer need to maximize profit AT the employees expense.
QUIT LYING !!!!
You're the anti-union POS liar, who supports corporate greed and insults like a 6 year old...
You mean, read into the line? Like you and Think Progress are? Your lack of reading comprehension is showing again.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#28 Feb 28, 2013
Bushwhacked wrote:
Unions charge dues based on base pay, you're such a complete moron.....
Caught you in another outright lie, slewchebag.

How much are union dues? What are they for?
The dues rate is set by a membership vote. In SEIU/OPEU the dues rate for this local is 1.7% of your gross pay plus $2.75 per month.

It takes money to run an organization, like a church, a club, or a union. Union dues pay for contract negotiation expenses, office and support services, legal services, union newsletters and other communications, training for stewards and members, and organizing.

http://www.seiu503.org/about-seiu/join-seiu/w...

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