President Promotes Overtime Plan in La Crosse
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — President Barack Obama says that despite unemployment falling to a seven-year low, there is more work to do to increase Americans' wages.
Obama is in Wisconsin touting a proposed Labor Department rule that would make more workers eligible for overtime. The move is backed by organized labor, which has been at odds with the president over his push for an Asia-Pacific free trade pact.
Despite labor's opposition, Obama scored a victory on Capitol Hill to get fast-track authority for the pending trade deal. The legislative win kicked off a strong stretch for the president, including Supreme Court rulings upholding a key provision of his health care law and affirming gay marriage nationwide.
Obama told the crowd in Wisconsin that it's been "a remarkable few weeks in America."