Walorski joins fellow Republicans, votes in favor of overtime bill
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski voted this week in favor of a bill that would allow private-sector employees to trade overtime pay for paid time off at the same rate of 1.5 hours per hour of overtime worked.
The bill passed by a vote of 223-204 with mostly Republican support, including that of Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph.
Just three Democrats voted in favor of it.
Opponents of the measure, including a number of prominent employee unions, argue it would undermine the 40-hour work week and cut worker pay with no guarantee of paid vacation days when they need them.