If you're a salaried worker, chances are you're no longer eligible for the overtime pay that you would have received 40 years ago. A robust federal overtime standard used to serve as a kind of minimum wage for the middle class, providing both a valuable source of extra income and a shield of protection for the 40-hour workweek. When he interviewed workers around the country, Journalist Marcus Baram learned firsthand why we must raise the overtime threshold and restore overtime protections for American workers.
Marcus Baram is a journalist and author who has written for The New Yorker, The WSJ, Capital & Main, and more
(Full disclosure: Civic Ventures is a partial funder of Capital & Main's inequality reporting project.)
Who Killed Overtime Pay? https://capitalandmain.com/latest-news/the-50-100-pay-gap/who-killed-overtime-pay-the-50-100-pay-gap
America Gave Up on Overtime https://time.com/6168310/overtime-pay-history
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