With survey showing support for overtime rules, where do GOP senators stand?

by Judy Conti, NELP Action New Obama Administration regulations that ensure workers with salaries less than $47,476 a year are paid for overtime hours take effect Dec. 1, 2016. The Department of Labor estimates changes to the so-called “white-collar exemption” will entitle 4.2 million executive, professional and administrative employees to

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New Battleground Poll: Control of Senate Could Hinge on Candidates’ Positions on Minimum Wage

For Release: Thursday, September 1, 2016 Media Contact: Rob Duffey, rob.duffey@berlinrosen.com, 646.463.3267 New BATTLEGROUND POLL: Control of Senate Could Hinge on Candidates’ positions on Minimum Wage Voters in 7 states Overwhelmingly support raising minimum wage – and incumbents who oppose it pay a big penalty Washington, DC – New polling

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New Battleground Poll: Obama Administration Overtime Rule Overwhelmingly Popular and Republicans Who Oppose It Pay a Penalty

For Release: Thursday, September 1, 2016 Media Contact: Rob Duffey, rob.duffey@berlinrosen.com, 646.828.0844 NEW BATTLEGROUND POLL: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OVERTIME RULE OVERWHELMINGLY POPULAR AND REPUBLICANS WHO OPPOSE IT PAY A PENALTY VOTERS IN 7 STATES SUPPORT OT REGULATION FOR SALARIED WORKERS; LESS LIKELY TO VOTE FOR REPUBLICANS WHO OPPOSE IT Washington, DC

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Key Senate Races Are Focus for Supporters of Federal Minimum Wage Increase, Overtime Expansion

by Mitchell Hirsch, NELP Action Fund A coalition of progressive advocacy groups has launched a campaign to make boosting workers’ pay a pivotal issue in the 2016 elections.  Looking to leverage strong public support for minimum wage increases, the effort will spotlight candidates’ positions on substantially raising the federal minimum

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Take Action: Tweet at Republicans in Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage!

After stating at least a half dozen different positions on the minimum wage in recent months, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump yesterday said he supports raising the federal minimum wage to “at least $10.”  Since then, other prominent Republicans, including Congressional Republicans seeking reelection, have been running for cover trying

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On Donald Trump Calling for a $10 Federal Minimum Wage

Statement of Christine Owens, Executive Director, NELP Action Fund: For today at least, Donald Trump, bowing to the overwhelming support for raising the federal minimum wage, has called for raising the federal minimum wage to $10 per hour. With New York, California and D.C. already moving toward a $15 minimum

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The Hill: Republicans’ Hypocrisy on Minimum Wage

This week, Republicans came out with their official position on the minimum wage in their Republican Platform 2016: “Minimum wage is an issue that should be handled at the state and local level.” That’s a silent but clear “no” to raising the disgracefully low federal minimum wage. But recognizing the popularity

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NELP Action Fund Applauds Missouri Supreme Court’s Decision re: Unemployment Benefit Cuts Pushed by State Legislature

Following is a statement from Christine Owens, executive director, NELP Action Fund: “The Missouri Supreme Court has put down a marker today for economic justice on behalf of workers across the Show Me State. In a case involving a challenge to the Missouri Senate’s override of Governor Jay Nixon’s veto

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On the #RaiseItDamnIt Campaign and the Need to Raise the Poverty-Level $7.25 Federal Minimum Wage

The following is a statement from Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project Action Fund: “Today marks yet another year of federal inaction on the minimum wage.  Congress last acted to raise the minimum wage almost 10 years ago, and the rate has been stuck at $7.25

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Arizona Republic: Bills Show GOP Hypocrisy on Local Control

In an op-ed published Sunday in the Arizona Republic, NELP Action Fund Staff Attorney Laura Huizar takes that state’s Republican legislators to task for hypocrisy: touting the virtues of local control on the one hand, while repeatedly seeking to thwart local efforts to raise the minimum wage and strengthen employment benefits on

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