Here is what Petri voted against:

The bill reads as follows, at section 521:
"None of the funds provided in this Act may be used by the Department of Labor to implement or administer any change to regulations regarding overtime compensation (contained in part 541 of title 29, Code of Federal Regulations) in effect on July 14, 2004, except those changes in the Department of Labor ’s final regulation published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2004 at section 541.600 of such title 29."
Section 541.600 indicates that for employees to qualify as exempt, they must earn at least $455 per week.

This amendment signifies that the people the the Bush Administration say will be added to overtime will still be added, but no one will be removed.

If Dave Obie is your rep, send him a heartfelt thanks.

Petri Misses Another Opportunity to Defend Workers


Yesterday, the House voted on an amendment removng the new overtime regulations (originally co-sponsored by Petri).

These remove overtime protections for up to 6 millions workers (I have written more about this below).

Petri had an opportunity to change his position and support Wisconsin's working families yesterday, but did not take it.

This is yet another example of Petri's the out-of-touch policies. It's time for change.