Resistbot Petition: POTUS, raise the salary threshold to receive overtime pay!!
An open letter to the President

POTUS, raise the salary threshold to receive overtime pay!!

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The 40 hour work week used to ensure that Americans had the ability to spend time with their families. And if they worked a single minute over 40 hours, they’d be paid time-and-a-half. In 1975, more than 60% of salaried workers were automatically eligible to receive overtime pay. Today that number has shrunk to just 13%. Employers are overworking their employees, requiring them to work 60, 80, even 90 hours a week without any overtime pay. If the overtime salary threshold were $83,000 today instead of the current $35,000 level, roughly the same percentage of people would receive overtime pay as when the American middle class was at its strongest. I urge you to raise the salary threshold to receive overtime pay, just as you did under the Obama administration, so that millions more working people can earn a fair wage and have time off to spend with family. Please stand up for working people by taking this action today. Thanks.

▶ First sent on September 29, 2022 by Jess Craven

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