Millions Fewer Would Get Overtime Protections If the Overtime Threshold Were Only $31,000

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By Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute Federal law requires that people working more than 40 hours a week be paid 1.5 times their rate of pay for the extra hours, but exempts salaried workers who make above a certain salary threshold and are deemed to have “executive, administrative, or...
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Three Inspiring Activists Share Their Net Neutrality Stories

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By Alison Brzenchek, Free Press We’re at a critical moment in the fight for Net Neutrality. The FCC is expected to vote on Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to destroy the open-internet rules at its Dec. 14 meeting. Our people power is the only thing that can stop the agency from...
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The Big Lie Behind the Trump Assault on Our Environment and Health

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By Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council Of course we can balance environmental progress with economic growth. As delegates from nearly 200 countries gathered in Germany this month to advance global action to fight climate change, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt...
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We Just Sued the Trump Administration for Rolling Back Progress on Equal Pay

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By JoAnna Suriani, National Women’s Law Center This week, the National Women’s Law Center, Democracy Forward, and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its decision to block a critical tool to help stop pay...
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