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Giving Middle-Class Workers a Raise

Ryan Erickson writes about the Obama administration's new overtime rule.

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  • Ryan Erickson

This election season has made it completely clear that Americans see and feel the impact of spiraling inequality. Especially for the middle class—the core engine of the country’s economic growth—people know that the economy isn’t working for them the way it should. Instead, they see the wealthy pulling further away while they struggle to stay afloat.

This conservative Congress has offered few, actionable policy remedies to address inequality—and in fact has committed to obstructing reforms that could ensure more Americans can get ahead. But this week, the Obama administration took a huge step to make it easier for working and middle-class families to take home the pay they have earned and deserve.

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Ryan Erickson

Associate Director, Economic Campaigns