LATEST SENATOR BROWN
WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the urging of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, the Trump Administration announced today that it will move forward with a Department of Labor rule from the Obama Administration to secure overtime pay for American workers. Brown called Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to personally pressure the Secretary to defend the rule and put more money in the pockets of hard-working Ohioans.
At the same time the Labor Department announced it will move forward with defending the rule, the Administration also signaled it may only apply the rule to a smaller number of workers. The original rule, announced in May 2016 by Brown and Vice President Biden in Columbus, would ensure overtime for all workers earning less than $47,476 a year – which would benefit 130,000 Ohioans.
Brown says the Administration must enforce the rule for all workers who’ve been promised a long-overdue raise. Brown introduced a resolution this week with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) urging the President to defend the rule and to maintain the $47,476 salary threshold.
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