Donald Trump will not be keeping an Obama-era rule that would allow 4 million workers to receive the overtime pay that they earn.
Obama rule: Anyone who makes less than $47k automatically eligible for overtime pay. Current rule (W. Bush): $23.5k. https://t.co/pTk9FgGFSK
— Chris Opfer (@ChrisOpfer) September 5, 2017
This is one way Trump has shown that he cares more about the wealthy than the working class. Former President Obama’s rule allowed workers who were put in salaried positions in the service, retail, and other sectors of the economy to receive overtime pay.
Now, since Trump decided not to appeal the ruling against the rule, these workers will not be getting their overtime pay. Instead, the corporations that employ these workers will have more money in their pockets.
Trump won’t fight to keep an Obama era rule that got 4 million workers in the service sector of the economy the overtime pay that they earned, which means that the President has slashed wages for millions of workers.
So much for caring about the working class.