Democracy For America

Sign Robert Reich's petition to Congress: Don't let Republicans stop overtime pay

Because of a new overtime regulation issued this week by the Labor Department, over 13 million workers will get a raise. Starting on December 1, most salaried workers earning up to $47,476 a year will receive time-and-a-half overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours during a week. The previous cutoff for overtime pay, set in 2004, was $23,660.

Unfortunately, the battle is not over yet.

Republicans and their corporate allies have already begun their effort to overturn the new rules. Paul Ryan has said he is "committed" to passing legislation in Congress to stop Americans from getting this raise. President Obama will veto it. Then Congress will try to override it.

That's where DFA members like you come in. Your activism has helped make this expansion of overtime pay possible. Now we need you to defend it against Republican attacks. Please sign my petition today.