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An Overdue Fix to Overtime (Other Words)
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch argues that raising the salary limit for mandatory overtime pay would help the underemployed, too, as they would likely get more hours.
Study Finds Violations of Wage Law in New York and California (NYT)
Steven Greenhouse reports on a new Department of Labor study that finds that in 2011, between 3.5 and 6.5 percent of workers in New York and California were paid less than the minimum wage.
Even the Night Owls Need to Go Home Eventually (Pacific Standard)
Jake Blumgart looks at the Philadelphia subway system’s shift to 24-hour weekend service, which was advertised as a nightlife service but has been heavily used by workers who get off late.
Legislator to Introduce Right-to-Work Legislation (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Todd Richmond reports on the Wisconsin GOP Assembly member who plans to introduce the legislation despite warnings from Democrats that it could lead to protests like Wisconsin saw in 2011.
Are Cities the Next Front in the Right’s War on Labor? (The Nation)
Moshe Marvit looks at anti-union groups’ plans to push right-to-work laws on a local level, which has no legal precedent but is likely to be attempted anyway in labor-friendly states.
Democrats, It’s Time to Move On (WSJ)
Focusing on the could’ves and should’ves of the midterms won’t deliver the economic momentum that American voters want, writes William Galston. Democrats need to instead focus on these next two years.