Don’t Let Congress Run Out the Clock on 13.5 Million Workers

This summer, the Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to implement a new overtime rule, which would raise the overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,440, strengthening the right of 13.5 million additional workers to receive overtime pay and the right to earn a fair living.

Unfortunately, our opponents in Congress are eager to steal this victory from workers by running out the clock on one of President Obama’s signature economic achievements. The Congressional Review Act dictates that all “major” rules are delayed for 60 legislative days after they are submitted to Congress and are subject to a “fast track” process for repeal. That process has to end before President Obama leaves office to guarantee a veto of any Congressional resolution of disapproval.

If the DOL does not act soon, Congress will reverse this critical protection for millions of workers.

Please sign the petition today calling on President Obama and the Department of Labor to move quickly on implementing the new overtime rule that will increase workers’ wages and rebuild our middle-class.

To: President Obama

Tell the Department of Labor to move quickly on implementing the new overtime rule – raising the overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,440 – or opponents in Congress will run out the clock and steal this victory from millions of workers.

Your signature will be sent directly to the White House, urging President Obama and the Department of Labor to act immediately on overtime reform. If we reach 100,000 petition signatures, the White House will respond with a public statement.

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