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originally posted by: liejunkie01
I have a few questions for everyone against unions here.
What are the current wages being paid for shift work? What are the wages being paid for skilled work? What are the benefit packages at these establishments?
originally posted by: aboutface
Could that be what he's talking about? Sorry it's late for me and I'm about to hit the sack.
originally posted by: doompornjunkie
ETA: Also the fact that working the 7th day is voluntary still protects employees from their employers. Any and all opposition to this is pure nonsense.
originally posted by: Iamthatbish
The whole right to work thing is a tragedy.
People can't just work constant hours until they die. Insurance will go up due to on the job injuries. I'm so discusted that anyone would sign these bills into law. Do they not think of the consiquences of these actions?!
originally posted by: Autorico
As long as I got paid overtime and was able to choose when I worked, I would be fine with it.
The House Republican bill H.R. 1406 is the latest in a string of GOP attacks on workers' rights. The bill would force an unnecessary choice between overtime pay that workers rely on and time off that they may never be able to take advantage of. H.R. 1406 would give employers the ability to offer compensatory time off in exchange for any overtime wages the worker has earned. For instance, under current law, if an hourly employee is paid at 1.5 times the rate of their wage for hours worked more than 40 hours in a week. However, under this bill, the employer can take all of those wages earned above 40 hours and put into a pot for future time off that is controlled by the employer. In other words, the worker would not get paid for the work they perform during their current pay period. Unused time would be paid back at the end of the year, amounting to a no-interest loan to employers from workers.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Aazadan
Then let's stop the lies that this is a RTW problem, and employers that don't screw people will now be able to.
There are good employers and bad employers. In RTW states and in the others. There are ways to protect workers while allowing them to work, rather than focus on how this is so bad, how about we focus on how this can be so great.