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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:49 PM

This week in the War on Workers: Eric Cantor's plan to give bosses added power over the clock

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/27/1204876/-This-week-in-the-War-on-Workers-Eric-Cantor-s-plan-to-give-bosses-added-power-over-the-clock

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Part of Eric Cantor's big Republican rebranding agenda is to pass the Working Families Flexibility Act, which would let employers replace paying time and a half for overtime hours worked with offering comp time. Of course, it's branded as offering workers more choice. But there are a few problems with that. Working America's Doug Foote counts seven

“Comp time” encourages mandatory overtime – and ends overtime pay as we know it. Instead of time-and-a-half pay for hours worked past 40, workers would get “comp time,” hours of time off to be taken later. Employers benefit because they don’t have to pay overtime, plus, they can have you use your comp time in a way that won’t cost them extra (during less busy periods, etc.).

According to the bill, individual employees have the “choice” between comp time or overtime pay. Since comp time saves the employer money, what is stopping them from inducing workers, subtly or not, into choosing comp time? They could give the “comp time” workers better shifts and better treatment, and they could even train workers not to take the overtime options – in the same way that Target and other stores train workers not to join unions.

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uppityperson Apr 2013 #1
ashling Apr 2013 #12
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2013 #2
Ruby the Liberal Apr 2013 #3
randome Apr 2013 #4
pintobean Apr 2013 #9
octothorpe Apr 2013 #5
Raine1967 Apr 2013 #6
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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:51 PM

1. I think the thread title is a bit interesting???

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:32 PM

12. Thank you, I try to be creative

oops!

actually, I seem to get more responses that way.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:51 PM

2. Unions...this is why they are needed

 

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:53 PM

3. Psst - I don't think your clipboard was empty when you tried to copy the title... nt

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:54 PM

4. Huh. The GD front page is formatted differently now.

 

I wonder if the HTTPS in the subject line caused that.

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Response to randome (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:38 PM

9. Yes, I trashed this thread and it fixed it.

 

Got back in using the back button, so I could post this reply.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:20 PM

5. lol...

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:23 PM

6. I couldn't resist, I pasted the image from the title and wanted to post it here.



For reasons unknown to me, I just love this somee-card.

ETA:

Eric Cantor is an petulant, smarmy, puss-laden pustule.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:27 PM

8. Was ashling rubbed out by the powers that be? It's a conspiracy! Call 911 right fugging now!

 

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Response to randome (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:41 PM

10. I suspect that damned CAN'Tor

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:25 PM

7. 

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:43 PM

11. I'm retired, but I do remember women coworkers saying they really wanted the

comp time so they could have more time with their kids. It was the time, not the money, that they most coveted to have with their children. I felt sad...

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:39 PM

13. kr

 

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