March 6, 2005

Righteous Rick Santorum attempting to gut worker's rights

Saw a link to this story on Eschaton:

Senator Rick Santorum, a rather vile and oh-so-pious man, is currently leading the charge to pass legislation that would gut worker's rights in a major way.

The measure he's pushing contains a standard Republican trick in that it raises the minimum wages for some workers, while simultaneously removing it from millions more. The right hand giveth and the left hand taketh away.

It also proposes freeing employers to force workers to work overtime without overtime pay as long as they cut hours the next week. In other words, they can force workers to work 80 hours one week, as long as they give them the next week off. And they wouldn't have to pay a dime extra. This means that workers will no longer have any stability in their daily plans, and removes an important incentive for employers to maintain a steady work schedule.

It also removes penalties for breaking many labor laws to such a degree that it will essentially return sweatshops to the country.

But it gets even worse. Read more here.

2 Comments:

At 3/07/2005 10:29 PM, Anonymous the godfather said...

thanks dope for the insight-read this article and many of us should be very concerned-this guy is going to set workers rights so far back into the dark ages it will be decades before we see the light again-would like to think something so outrageous would not pass through Congress but with the current administration anything is possible-this nut is the working man and woman's anti-Christ.

 
At 3/07/2005 10:39 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

And on top of just how radical it all is, the guy is one of the biggest "holier-than-thou" so-called Christian jerks in Congress.
Hates gays, wants prayer in the schools, etc. If he had his way, our country would be a theocracy like Iran.

And the truly frustrating thing about this regime is that they put out stuff like this ALL THE TIME. Most people aren't even aware of not only what they're trying to do, but what's already been done!

They are not conservatives, they're out and out radicals, and people better wise up quick. This is not business as usual.
They're undoing every shred of New Deal progress they can get their hands on.

And those that fight the battle against these people are simply overwhelmed, as there's just one outrage after another after another. They simply can't get the public mobilized in time before they're pulling some other outrage.

It will take decades to undo the damage this crowd has already done.
And the true cost will only be realized after it's too late.

 

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