12.06.2006

Elected Middle Week Workers

Congresspeople are being exploited!

kos says, "Republicans are apoplectic"

"Forget the minimum wage. Or outsourcing jobs overseas. The labor issue most on the minds of members of Congress yesterday was their own: They will have to work five days a week starting in January.

The horror."
Who knew the House only had to work 3 days a week?

"For lawmakers, it is awful, compared with what they have come to expect. For much of this election year, the legislative week started late Tuesday and ended by Thursday afternoon -- and that was during the relatively few weeks the House wasn't in recess.

Next year, members of the House will be expected in the Capitol for votes each week by 6:30 p.m. Monday and will finish their business about 2 p.m. Friday, Hoyer said."

Ouch! That's gotta sting.

[WaPo via kos]

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