Speak up for better overtime protections
President Obama's proposal will extend overtime protections to nearly five million workers.
Paying people fairly for the work they do is a pretty basic principle. But over the last few decades, fewer and fewer workers have been protected.
Even as our economy has recovered from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression—with 64 consecutive months of private-sector job growth—wages for middle class Americans haven’t kept up with our growing economy and productivity.
That's in large part because our overtime rules are way out of date.