More than 150 women’s, worker and civil rights organizations sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives Monday urging them to reject the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013.
The measure, H.R. 1406, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R, AL-2), is expected to go up for a full House vote Wednesday.
Opponents of the bill, which has 168 Republican cosponsors, say it is an empty promise that would do more harm than good for working families.
very fact that this is entitled the Working Families Flexibility Act is
a joke,” U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, a Democrat from Maryland, said on a
conference call with reporters Monday. “It’s a lot of flexibility for
employers and zero flexibility for working families. In fact, you could
call it the ‘working families to death act,’ because that’s what would
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