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Comp time for private-sector workers, too

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For many workers, a workweek of 40-plus hours provides enough money but too little time to enjoy the fruits of their labor or, for those with families, do what a parent or spouse wants to or must. It’s a conundrum that a plan pushed a decade ago and recently resurrected by Republicans would address. Unfortunately, it seems about as popular with labor unions (and Democrats) now as it was then. The proposal would give private-sector ...

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May 8, 2013
8:25 a.m.

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What seems absurd, is the Gazette promoting a "one size fits all" law like this. You clearly have no idea how businesses run. Let's take the construction industry for example. Overtime is a fact of life in that business. Can you imagine the day of a big concrete pour when all hands are needed on deck and half the employees are taking their compensatory time off? Generally speaking, businesses attempt to get their work done on straight time, because overtime is expensive. If a business feels that it suits their bottom line and the employee's general welfare to offer compensatory time off, then they will offer it. It is beyond "over-reach" to make laws to force these types of arrangements.

May 8, 2013
1:54 p.m.

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So you think the political party that has spent all of its energy the last few years helping the 1% increase their wealth and power over every one else, blocking regulations on all aspects of the economy, limiting and blocking union and worker rights, blocking raising wages, blocking universal health insurance,suddenly wants to pass a law to help workers have a better family life? Who could possibly be so gullible?