U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama’s Action to Reward Hard Work and Restore Overtime Pay
Approximately 80,000 Wisconsin workers to benefit from Administration’s action
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the announcement from President Obama that the Department of Labor will propose extending overtime pay that will support Wisconsin’s middle class and boost incomes of working families. The proposal would guarantee overtime pay to most salaried workers earning less than an estimated $50,440 next year and would benefit approximately 80,000 Wisconsin workers.
“Too many Wisconsinites are working longer and harder yet they are still struggling to get ahead as our state economy continues to lag behind. This action by President Obama rewards hard work, restores overtime pay, and ensures that working families in Wisconsin earn a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work,” said Senator Baldwin. “I am pleased that President Obama will be coming to Wisconsin to highlight this action. Our state has a work ethic that is second none and we welcome his efforts that respect and reward the hard work of Wisconsinites.”
In January, Senator Baldwin sent a letter to President Obama bringing attention to the need to extend overtime pay for salaried workers.
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