How family friendly is the Working Families Flexibility Bill?
In a Washington Post op-ed today, columnist Diana Reese expressed her doubts about the proposed Working Families Flexibility act, being discussed on Capitol Hill, actually being flexible for families.
The bill, HR1406, would allow workers to trade their overtime hours into comp hours.
Reese discusesses several statements of both proponents — such as bill creator Rep. Martha Roy (R-Ala) — and those against the bill — like National Partnership for Women and Families advisor Juddith Lichtman who stateed that the bill “magnifies the power imbalance between employer and employee.”
Reese concludes: "I want to like this bill. I want to believe Republicans are family-friendly. But I know from experience that the workplace is not always worker-friendly.”
Freeman Stevenson is an intern for the opinion section of DeseretNews.com.
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