From: Frank Emspak
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003

To: Union Leaders:

WINS is a broadcast news service that focuses on the issues and concerns of
America's work force.

On Tuesday, July 1, WINS produced a special feature on the U.S. Department
of Labor plan to revise the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and overtime
provisions for employees.  The feature aired on over 100 radio stations. We
believe this story is of interest to you and your locals.  We urge you to
contact WINS to find out how you can get labor news like this on commercial
radio in your area.

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As a WINS subscriber, you have access to all of the material WINS produces
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We also want to hear from you about what your local is doing. We have a
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Give us a call or reply by e-mail - or go to our web site - and take a look and listen. Call
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Frank Emspak
WINS Manager & Executive Producer
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WINS Feature - Unions Oppose Overtime Changes (7/1/03) [mp3]

In 1938, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards
Act, outlawing child labor, establishing a minimum wage, and enshrining into
law the forty-hour work week. Since then, generations of Americans have
qualified for time-and-a-half pay whenever their employers required them to
work overtime. But as John Hamilton reports, that could soon change for
millions of workers if the US Department of Labor proceeds with its plans to
revise the Act. (3:47)

Link to the audio here:

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