ACT NOW: Supporting Working Families
Congress will vote today on new legislation – The Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180) – to provide workers with more flexibility and control over their work lives.
Please call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and tell your representatives in Congress to support the Working Families Flexibility Act.
- This bill amends the woefully out-of-date, Depression-era law, the Fair Labor Standards Act, to allow employers and workers to voluntarily agree to 1.5 hours of compensatory time for every hour of overtime worked, instead of 1.5 times pay for that additional hour.'
- That’s an option that public sector employees have enjoyed for decades. It’s past time to give that additional flexibility to private-sector workers.
- This flexibility will help working parents, working students, those caring for an aging parent, and the millions of other workers who are trying to balance responsibilities both on and off the job.
Call the Capitol Switchboard right now at 202-224-3121 to talk to your representatives in Congress about why you support the Working Families Flexibility Act.