Obama: If You Work More, You Should Get Paid More

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March 13 (Bloomberg) -- Some U.S. workers who don’t get overtime compensation under what’s known as the “white-collar exemption” would be able to collect extra pay under revised regulations President Barack Obama has proposed. (Source: Bloomberg)

You should be paid overtime.


Working americans have struggled through stagnant wages for too long.

Every day, i get letters from folks who just feel like they are treading water.

No matter how hard they're working, they're putting in long hours and working harder to get by.

But it's always at the end of the month, real tight.

Workers like the ones with me here today.

They want to work hard.

They don't expect a free lunch.

They don't expect to be fabulously wealthy.

A1 a chance to get ahead.

-- they want a chance to get ahead.

I'm asking, perez to restore the commonsense principle of overtime.

You should share a little bit in that success.

This will make a real difference in the lives of millions of americans from managers and fast food and retail to office workers, cargo expect inspectors -- we will do this the right way as we work to simplify the system so it's easier for employers -- not everybody is going to be happy.

Americans have spent too long working more and getting less in return.

Wherever and whenever i can make sure our economy rewards hard work and responsibility and treats the workers fairly, that's what i am going to do.

What every american wants is a paycheck that lets them support their families, experience

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