Tired of work?
It is now being reported that Representative Mark Takano (D-Calif.) has just introduced a bill to the House which pushes for making the standard work week in America only 32 hours.
According to Yahoo Finance, Takano said, “The main problem we’re trying to solve with it is the work-life balance. I think that is what resonates with so many people, who during this pandemic experienced neighbors, family members, loved ones, dying. And they also experienced being able to work from home.”
The bill is called H.R. 4728: Thirty-Two Hour Workweek Act. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Rep. Chuy Garcia (D-IL) have all co-sponsored the bill.
Takano further explained, “The fact is, American workers are far more productive for whatever reason, but all of the benefits have gone to capital not to labor. And look, we face the greatest challenge to unite our country, to unite ourselves in many ways, including economically. There’s a big economic divide. We need to shore up our social safety net and we need to shore up a new way, a new norm, that leverages more of the economy toward our workers so that they can consume enough.”
“This, a four-day workweek, is going to open up a whole new range of possibilities,” Takano added. “And I predict it’s going to be for a stronger, more vibrant economy, more productive economy.”
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