What are my rights at my workplace regarding matters for which I don't get paid?

Question Details: Being an techician at an automotive dealership in TX, a few of us feel our servive manager is over stepping his bondries. For example, I was "contacted" to work from 8 am-5 pm like most jobs. However, our manager implemented a policy whereby we need to be there for a 7:30 am mandatory meeting. I only get paid for working on cars and closing out repair orders for repairs made. Sometimes I come in at 7:30 and get to work and not go to these meetings that are to me unproductive and unnecessary; it's just to state how many appointments we have so doesn't concern me. Well because I've missed these meetings, I've been written up and threatened with termination. This also goes along with a lot of other procedures that take up my time in a day that I don't get paid for. If my manager makes it "mandatory" to clean the bathroom for 8 hours a day and takes me away from what pays me, how do I fight that? Keep in mind this is a large dealership and I rather work something out.

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