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Stop the Dept. of Labor from ruining the lives of home care workers and the disabled!

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I am writing this as a home care worker of 36 years, not for any home care agency.The Federal Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)to Domestic Service…Continue

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"FELLOW HOME CARE WORKERS!If the Federal Department of Labor's proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act are put into effect, it will seriously reduce the take-home pay of countless numbers of homecare workers such as I and make the lives…"
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Stop the Dept. of Labor from ruining the lives of home care workers and the disabled!

I am writing this as a home care worker of 36 years, not for any home care agency.The Federal Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)to Domestic Service which, if put into effect, will seriously reduce the take-home pay of countless numbers of homecare workers such as I and make the lives of the people with disabilities we assist less manageable.The changes would require that homecare workers must receive time and a half pay for every hour over 40…See More
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"I am writing this as a home care worker of 36 years, not for any home care agency.The Federal Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)to Domestic Service which, if put into effect, will seriously reduce…"
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"The DOL is proposing changes which will seriously reduce the take-home pay of of homecare workers & hurt people with disabilities."
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Pez Ben replied to TheBlackList-Publisher's discussion VISION FOR A NEW AMERICA: Tavis Smiley to convene a White House Conference on the Eradication of Poverty in U.S.A.
"The issue is now before the White House Office of Management and Budget.    If OMB doesn't release it, it dies.  Call the OMB (202-456-1414, 202-4561111) ansd tell them not to release it."
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Pez Ben replied to TheBlackList-Publisher's discussion VISION FOR A NEW AMERICA: Tavis Smiley to convene a White House Conference on the Eradication of Poverty in U.S.A.
"Thank you for the advice, KWASI.  It's not my intention to vilify the President.  I'm very glad he won re-election(even though I voted for Jill Stein this year). Let me go into more detail: the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…"
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Pez Ben replied to TheBlackList-Publisher's discussion VISION FOR A NEW AMERICA: Tavis Smiley to convene a White House Conference on the Eradication of Poverty in U.S.A.
"You bet your butt I'll speak out!  This effects mostly immigrant women of color and people with disabilities, the two most politically powerless groups in our nation.  SOMEONE must speak out for them!  I thought the President…"
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Pez Ben replied to TheBlackList-Publisher's discussion VISION FOR A NEW AMERICA: Tavis Smiley to convene a White House Conference on the Eradication of Poverty in U.S.A.
"Right now the President is working to further impoverish home care workers while pretending to help them.  How?  By including home care workers into the law that says you can't work more than 40 hours per week unless you're paid…"
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"We must remind the President who it was that got him elected and remind the unions that they are supposed to represent the working people. Before you make pie-in-the-sky promises of overtime pay of time-and-a-half, let us see that the money's…"
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