House Republicans just voted to change overtime rules for workers
Democrats and worker groups call the bill a 'false choice' between more money and more time off
“On Tuesday afternoon, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that Republicans have promoted since the Newt Gingrich era, one that would allow private-sector employees to exchange overtime pay for “compensatory time” off, electing to accrue extra hours off rather than extra pay in their wallets. The bill passed 229 to 197, largely along party lines.“
Or, on the other hand, we could raise the minimum wage and mandate a minimum number of hours of paid sick and personal leave to every employer each year.