Last week there was some debate over how many Americans are actually out of work, i.e., the “real” unemployment rate. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, an agency within the US Department of Labor, put the official number at a laughable 5.3%, down from 6.1% the previous year.
A new rule being proposed by an Obama Administration executive order will update salary regulations frozen since 1975. 5 million salaried workers who’ve been bullied and coerced to provide countless hours of overtime labor without compensation are now (well, next year)
We as workers and laborers are faced with countless hardships. We have to constantly worry about food, clothing, rent and medical expenses. People have been getting more and more fed up. So, in response, the official unions and NGOs have been trying to get us to “fight for $15”.