Democracy For America

President Obama: Expand overtime pay!

In 1975, more than 65 percent of salaried workers earned overtime pay -- today, just 11 percent do. That's because the federal government has allowed the overtime threshold to erode to less than the poverty line for a family four. If you earn more than $23,660 a year, business owners can make you work unlimited overtime hours for no additional pay at all.

President Obama can expand the ranks of workers eligible for overtime pay simply by instructing the Department of Labor to change the rules -- immediately putting money into the pockets of millions of American workers.