Add your name to co-sign the Restoring Overtime Pay Act

All Members of Congress

Over the last year, Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers ignored real policies to help working people in favor of corporate interests and shallow talking points ― including Trump’s abandonment of overtime protections for millions of low- and middle-income families.

Here's what happened: In 2016, the Department of Labor strengthened requirements for employers to pay workers overtime (time and a half pay) when they work more than 40 hours a week. This much-needed update corrected 40 years' worth of economic changes, as overtime regulations have eroded over time to cover only a fraction of the people they were designed to protect.

Unfortunately, powerful business interests attacked this long-overdue update to our overtime rules in court, and the Trump administration decided not to stand up for the rule ― even indicating that they supported rolling it back to a lower standard.

The result will be over a billion dollars in lost potential wages each year, and 12.5 million workers left in limbo with weak overtime protections ― or none at all. By April 1, 2018 working people will have lost out on approximately $500 million in increased wages since Trump abandoned the overtime pay rule.

But there’s still hope. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Oh.) and Patty Murray (D-Wa.) and Representatives Mark Takano (D-Ca.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.), have introduced the Restoring Overtime Pay Act, which will raise the overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $48,412 ― increasing overtime protections for 12.5 million working people at the same standard as the 2016 regulation.

Add your name to become a co-signer of the Restoring Overtime Pay Act today! In the absence of any real action from the Trump administration, it’s critical that Congress act to raise the wages of working people.

To: All Members of Congress
From: [Your Name]

Since October 31, 2017, as a result of the Trump administration abandoning critical overtime protections for working people, low- and middle-income families have lost $500 million in wages. And, the administration’s lack of action will ultimately result in $1.2 billion in lost wages each year. We demand that Congress pass the “Restoring Overtime Pay Act” to extend overtime eligibility to 4.9 million more working people, and strengthen the rights of 7.6 million more.