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The Working Families Flexibility Act Aids Employers, Not Workers

Brenden Timpe

After a bruising election in which their standard-bearer became a symbol of wealth and privilege, Republicans are emerging as born-again champions of the common people. The latest proposal in the House, the “Working Families Flexibility Act,” is billed as a pro-worker proposal that will let mom bank comp time so she can take a family vacation later. But for such a worker-friendly idea, the bill has attracted support from strange quarters. As the Financial Times notes, a retail industry group – representing companies like Target and Walmart – has mobilized its lobbying team in support of the proposal. So what gives?