by Michael Fox
Although they may not be good at organizing, you have to credit organized labor's mass media communication skills. They have certainly taken the initiative in opposing the DOL's proposed changes to the regulations that deal with the white collar exemptions. Here was this weekend's story which ended up in several on-line publications. One example of the linguistic effectiveness of their effort is the emphasis on "overtime" in general, which could leave the impression to the uninformed that the DOL is going after the basic overtime rules, not just those that apply to individuals who hold executive, administrative, professional or other white collar exemptions.