Views from the California Labor Movement

Will CA Lawmakers Stand with Workers or with Trump on OT Pay?

By Steve Smith
May 25, 2017

Many Americans working long hours with modest pay currently don’t receive overtime pay do to an outdated formula that cheats workers. In 2016, President Obama attempted to remedy that inequity with an updated formula that raised the overtime threshold so that more workers received the pay they deserved.


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Iconic labor leader Eugene V. Debs was imprisoned for refusing to fight in WWI. While in prison, he ran for president and received 1 million votes in 1919!

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