A Michigan congressman thinks truck drivers ought to receive overtime pay.
Rep. Andy Levin recently introduced a bill called Guaranteeing Overtime for Truckers Act, which would undo truckers' exemption from the Fair Labor Standards Act. That exemption dates back to the 1930s and was originally enacted as a safety issue to keep drivers from working too many hours.
Levin's bill has several Democratic cosponsors. Jefferson Van Drew of New Jersey is the only Republican to add his name to the proposed legislation.