The AFT is urging U.S. senators to oppose the Computer Professionals Update Act (S. 1747). By wrongfully expanding the qualifications for overtime exemption status under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the legislation would mean that virtually any computer worker, regardless of his or her responsibilities, would no longer be afforded overtime protections. Instead of supporting corporate efforts to narrow overtime eligibility for certain groups of workers, and thus making it harder for working men and women to earn a decent living, the AFT is urging Congress to focus on creating jobs and strengthening our middle class.
An online commentary by Ross Eisenbrey of the Economic Policy Institute looks in more depth at how the CPU Act would cut tech workers' wages.
March 27, 2012