Linda Sánchez Statement Opposing H.R. 1180

May 2, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the Labor and Working Families Caucus, today made the following statement in opposition to H.R. 1180, a bill that would rob workers of pay they have earned.

“This proposal guts overtime protections and forces working men and women to make the false choice between time with their loved ones and a fair wage. Instead of offering ‘flexibility’ to working families, employers should be following the letter of the law and pay workers fairly for the hours they work. Employers shouldn’t be able to put their workers’ well-being at risk under the guise of giving workers a choice.

“If Republicans truly wanted to help working families, they would guarantee paid sick days and paid family leave instead of offering the ‘flexibility’ for employers to choose how workers live their lives. This bill is a bait and switch that amounts to nothing more than another attack on worker’s rights. I strongly oppose this bill and urge my colleagues to vote no.”