This week, House Republicans voted for an early Mother's Day Gift: the "More Work, Less Pay" Act. They misnamed their bill the "Working Family Flexibility Act" -- but it only offers greater flexibility to bosses and lower wages to workers.
Here's what this misnamed bill really means:
- Workers will not get paid for hours that exceed 40 hours per week. That compensation will instead go into a pot that will be controlled by their employer.
- An employer can refuse to allow a worker to take time off to deal with a family member or attend a parent-teacher conference. This is not real flexibility for workers.
- Employers get what amounts to an interest-free loan paid for by the workers' wages since unused comp time will be paid back at the end of the year.
When women succeed, our country succeeds. It's time for House Republicans to abandon their ideological attacks on workers and join Democrats to actually strengthen American women and families -- by creating jobs, ensuring equal work for equal pay, and providing access to affordable child care.
This morning, I had the pleasure of being on CBS' "This Morning' with my daughter Alexandra. It's wonderful to spend time together and celebrate the gift of family. Happy Mother's Day!
Like so many in San Francisco, I am proud of the hard work and determination showed by the Golden State Warriors. Throughout their first round victory over the Denver Nuggets, and now through two thrilling games with the San Antonio Spurs, the Warriors have played with the same energy, heart, and teamwork that stands as a symbol of the Bay Area. As the series returns to the Bay, I know that they will continue to make us proud. Go Warriors go!
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