Time for the Senate to Act
Apr 03 2014
The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to repeal ObamaCare’s onerous 30-hour workweek rule, which is slashing the hours and wages of American workers. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) should waste no time in bringing this important bill to the Senate floor.
- Household income has already dropped by $3,000 on President Obama’s watch. The 30-hour workweek rule could lead to an additional 25 percent reduction in hours and wages.
- According to a Hoover Institution study, more than 2.5 million Americans are especially at risk of suffering the economic consequences of the Democrats’ 30-hour workweek rule. Young adults and women, in particular, will be disproportionately hurt by this rule.
- Of those affected by the Democrats’ 30-hour workweek and reduced wages:
- 63 percent are women
- 59 percent are young adults between the ages of 19 and 34
- 90 percent do not have a college degree
- Occupations most at risk:
- Retail trade (600,000 workers)
- Education sector (225,000 workers)
- Restaurants (589,000 workers)
- Manufacturing (118,000 workers)
- A Duke University survey found that more than 40 percent of CFOs would consider reducing workers’ hours to less than 30 per week.
Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) has introduced bipartisan legislation in the Senate to repeal the 30-hour workweek created by ObamaCare, and the Democrat-led Senate should waste no time in bringing it to the floor for a vote.