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SAN JOSE - JUNE 29: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about Affordable Care Act at The Fairmont Hotel on June 6, 2013 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

What Obama could do for home health care workers

06/25/13 11:22AM

Seventy-five years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law revolutionary worker protections. The Fair Labor Standards Act established the federal minimum wage, overtime pay and the 40-hour workweek and banned child labor. If you enjoy things like the weekend, being paid more than pennies an hour, or not having to spend your childhood in a factory, you have this landmark piece of New Deal legislation to thank. read more

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