Ross Eisenbrey on Overtime Pay, Patty Lovera on Monsanto Protests

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Time SpiralThis week on CounterSpin: “Federal Regulations Work Overtime to Kill American Prosperity”—you see what they did there; that’s Reason magazine on new Labor Department rules that mean more people will get overtime pay when they, well, work overtime.  We’ll get a different take from Ross Eisenbrey of the Economic Policy Institute.

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Monsanto Protest (photo: Shutterstock)Also on the show: Hundreds of thousands of people around the world took to the streets last weekend in protest of Monsanto, the corporate giant that’s one of the Big 6 that dominate the world’s seed, pesticide and biotechnology industries. Their anger had to do with much more than labeling of genetically engineered food. We’ll hear about that from Patty Lovera, the assistant director of Food & Water Watch.

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Plus we take a quick look back at the week’s press, including the myth of Bill Clinton, the pro-prosecutor New York Times and the Washington Post‘s dubious Native American poll.

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GUEST LINKS:
“The New Overtime Rule Will Directly Benefit 12.5 Million Working People,” by Ross Eisenbrey and Will Kimball (Economic Policy Institute, 5/17/16)

This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission from FAIR.