Webster Votes to Protect 40-Hour Work Week
(Washington, DC) – Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued this statement today following his vote in favor of H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers (SAW) Act:
“Among Obamacare’s most job-crushing provisions, redefining a full-time work week ranks near the top. The 40-hour work week has been called the ‘backbone of the American middle class.’ Regrettably, Obamacare’s employer mandate included a 30-hour work week definition that is causing hourly workers to see a reduction in the number of hours they are allowed to work. In some cases, hourly employees are losing the equivalent of a full week’s paycheck or more each month.
“While millions of hourly workers across our nation stand to see hours cut and take home pay reduced, this rule hurts those who can least afford another hit to their bottom line. The truth is young employees and women will likely bear the greatest burden due to the Obamacare 30-hour rule.
“Today, I joined a bipartisan group in passing the Save American Workers Act, which repeals the shortsighted 30-hour rule from Obamacare. This critical legislation embraces the dignity of work by safeguarding the 40-hour work week.”