NY labor union, Congress at odds over ‘comp time’ legislation

ALBANY, N.Y. — The AFLCIO,
a New York State Labor Union, is telling congress not to mess the 40-hour work week
and to keep their hands off overtime.

The group is upset that
some members of congress have renewed the decades old attack on the 40-hour
work week and are pushing for so called “comp time” legislation.

Part of the Working
Families Flexibility Act, the legislation means overtime would become a thing of
the past — instead employers would hand out comp time rather than more money.

Supporters of the measure
say our country is trending towards a-typical work schedules now that more
people are forced to take care of older relatives and people with special needs.

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