Income Inequality: ObamaCare Call Center Workers Sue Over Unpaid Wages

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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First you throw $600 million at a company whose exec is an old friend of your wife to build you a broken website. And then when people swarm the call centers trying to get help, the call center workers don’t get paid overtime.

Customer service workers at a call center for insurance exchanges established under the federal health care overhaul have sued their employer in federal court, saying they were forced to work unpaid overtime. The lawsuit says the trainers are responsible for preparing new staffers to answer calls from around the country relating to the Affordable Care Act.

The first-level supervisors each monitor a team of about 14 employees, coaching them on customer service issues, checking timesheets and reporting problems to higher-level managers. The workers say they were wrongly classified as exempt from overtime and required to work up to 60 hours a week, frequently missing lunches and breaks, in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

The nine employees are all either trainers or first-level supervisors… The workers say they have no real managerial powers and should have been classified as hourly workers and paid overtime. The workers say it’s difficult to determine just how much unpaid overtime they are owed because the company prevented them from filling out accurate time cards when they were classified as salaried workers.

We really need to do something about this income inequality thing. Obama’s net worth is around $7 million. The call center workers… much less than that.

  • CowboyUp

    Democrats are as notoriously stingy with their own money as they are generous with other people’s money. They have also earned a longstanding reputation for treating their hired help just as badly as they pay them. Of course these self-proclaimed champions of blue collar workers and the poor expect and demand to be pampered as royalty.

  • LiberatedCit

    Solution obama should lead by example and give them HIS money and the other leftist politicians and limousine liberal’s should follow the empty suit. Take one in the rear for the good of the cause HYPOCRITES but leave your slimy hands out of my middle class pocket.

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  • Amused

    Obama does on to his followers as he does on to the rest of us. LOL!

    Scr_w them. That is exactly what they were trying to do to the rest of us.

  • rogersanderson

    7 million? What about the billions he has received from the muslim brotherhood, and the billions from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran? Maybe he is building a NWO presidential library in Rome? Or maybe he is building a stable in the white house basement to hold his 12 year boys like his good friend Ariel Castro did?