The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Look This Gift Horse in the Mouth!

Jan 19, 2004

The Bush Administration has trumpeted the fact that it’s planning on extending time and a half for overtime to millions of workers. But when employers complained about increased costs, the Labor Department advised employers to make a "payroll adjustment," that is, a pay cut in the hourly wage, so that the total pay for the day including overtime would be what they are paying now without time and a half!