Press Release

Trump Administration’s Overtime Rule Is a Setback for Working People

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Department of Labor’s overtime rule that lowers the salary threshold from the $47,476 level proposed by the Obama administration to $35,308: 

Leaving behind more than 2.8 million workers who deserve a fair return on their hard work is disgraceful. Overtime is earned and should not be politicized. Lowering the threshold ignores the economic hardships faced by millions of working families. This disappointing announcement is part of a growing list of policies from the Trump administration aimed at undermining the economic stability of America’s working people. 

The labor movement will continue fighting to change a rigged system that for decades has favored the mega-wealthy and powerful corporations. We are standing strong together to push back against policies that harm America’s workers.

Contact: Gonzalo Salvador (202) 637-5018