The Interfaith Worker Justice Organization (http://www.iwj.org/) has been a leader in the fight for economic and worker justice in the United States since 1996. They organize, educate, and advocate!

The Department of Labor is proposing new rules providing overtime protections to more workers.

Under current regulations, only eight percent of workers are protected from overtime abuse. The Department of Labor (DOL) is moving to change that by proposing overtime regulations that would raise the minimum threshold for employers paying the overtime premium.

The proposed rule change would increase the overtime salary threshold to $50,440 from $23,660, guaranteeing at least 11 million more workers the right to receive overtime pay and the right to earn a fair living. These updates to the regulation are being reviewed, and officials need to hear that you support the change during a 60-day comment period.

Please show your support, and share your comments here, at the IWJ website:

http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1035/p/salsa/web/questionnaire/public/?questionnaire_KEY=1785