Strongly Recommend that you read this diary over at Daily Kos – another hit against workers in the private sector.
Great coverage of a current issue – with excellent history.
In Eric Cantor's February 2013 speech, he said he wanted to propose Federal Law that would end overtime pay for hourly workers.
… and met privately with House Republicans to discuss one of the policies he had emphasized: a policy that would allow workers to convert overtime compensation into time off.
Eric Cantor wants to pass a Federal Law to eliminate overtime pay but not overtime labor.
Also, Under H.R. 1119, employees who work overtime hours in a given week might not receive any pay or time off for that work until more than a year later, at the employer’s discretion.
Nope - as the article illustrates for you - he didn't think that up "all by hisself".
And he had help from his years of training at ALEC meetings.
“Model legislation” from the secret vault of the American Legislative Exchange Council – to kill overtime pay.
WHEREAS, private employers should be given the option of offering employees compensatory time instead of overtime pay for overtime worked,