STATEMENT: On PA House Labor and Industry Committee Hearing On Expanded Overtime Pay for Middle-Income Salaried Workers

Date of Press Release: 
September 4, 2018

HARRISBURG — Keystone Research Center Executive Director Stephen Herzenberg made the following statement regarding tomorrow's state House Labor & Industry Committee hearing on proposed rule changes to restore guaranteed overtime pay for Pennsylvania salaried employees earning between about $24,000 and $48,000 when they work more than 40 hours in a week:

“The majority leaders of the committee have made clear where they stand by inviting only opponents of restoring the 40-hour week and fair overtime pay. These leaders stand for continuing to rig the economy against nearly half a million Pennsylvania salaried employees, and for making many of these dedicated employees continue to work 45 to 55 hours for as little as $10 per hour. Now we know. Keystone Research Center and the Raise the Wage the Coalition stand with Governor Wolf and his proposal to inject a bit more fairness for the working woman and man into our rigged economy.”

Read KRC's policy brief on the proposed overtime rule change here.