Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Letter to the Editor: Bush Eliminates Overtime

This letter will probably appear in tomorrow's Metro.

This week the Bush administration will introduce new rules making millions of workers ineligible for overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week. After nine-months of public pressure, Bush scrapped his initial plans and introduced revisions exempting police, firefighters, and other first responders from the cuts. Now the administration is selling the cuts as an "extension" to this sector of the workforce, with several newspapers suggesting a policy-reversal. This is not an honest characterization of the new rules, under which many of us will lose our overtime rights.

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