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40 Hour Work Week

Real-Life Dream Boss Actually Wants You To Work Less, Sleep More And Travel The World

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business

Tech companies are notorious for offering job "perks" that function like gilded handcuffs: fancy benefits like free meals and laundry that keep you ti...

Bernie Sanders Wants To Bring Back Your 40-Hour Workweek

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics

This story was published in June 2015 and is being republished today on the 75th anniversary of the 40-hour workweek going into effect. WASHINGTON -- ...

The Greatest American Heroine You've Never Heard of: Why Florence Kelley Should Be the Woman on the Next $10 Bill

Sally Greenberg | Posted 07.07.2016 | Women
Sally Greenberg

One of the National Consumers League's founders, Florence Kelley, was a champion for equal rights and consumer protections who fought her whole life for democracy and would be an ideal candidate - a true unsung female American hero.

New Overtime Pay Protections for American Workers

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

The fight for fair wages is far from over. We have already heard opposition from some Congressional Republicans who want to block this common-sense measure to expand overtime pay for hardworking families.

Arthur Delaney

Bernie Sanders Wants To Bring Back Your 40-Hour Workweek | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) thinks Americans may have forgotten about the 40-hour week. "A hundred...

Michael McAuliff

Bernie Sanders Got Republicans To Make His Argument For Universal Health Care | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In their ongoing efforts to roll back or hamstring Obamacare, Republicans probably weren't hoping that the first Senate hearing on the m...

In Defense Of Do Nothing

Chris Peak | Posted 09.21.2014 | Comedy
Chris Peak

Europeans are working less and are happier. They're sipping espressos and painting people in parks. Americans are working more and are less happy, and as you'd imagine, are trying to do things other countries are doing who are happy, like Bikram yoga, and deejaying.

Long Weekends for Life

Carin Davis | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Carin Davis

If God had just chilled for a little longer back then, all of our weekends could be a little longer now. But no; go-getter God was up and at 'em on Day Eight. No case of the Monday Mornings for the Almighty.

With H.R. 2575, Republicans Launch Another Attack on American Workers

D. Taylor | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
D. Taylor

The most disturbing trend has been the tendency of employers not only to cut and cap hours or eliminate part time workers' health benefits, but to hide behind the ACA in eliminating a host of statutory benefits.

No One Admires Your 60 Hour Work Week

Molly Borchers | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Molly Borchers

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I only work about 40-45 hours a week.

Been There, Done That

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I was only married a short while when I realized something was wrong with me. It happened when I heard myself mumbling obscenities as I pushed the vacuum, powered entirely by resentment.

Loosening the Ties That Bind

Kathie Lingle | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Kathie Lingle

The major flaw in the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 is that it's only a start to what needs to be done.

Labor Day Message: How a Shortened Workweek Could Create Jobs and Stimulate the Economy

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

Too often we overlook Labor Day's original purpose -- to celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers, and to remember the extraordinary sacrifices made by union members in their fight for the weekend, paid vacation, sick time and the 40-hour workweek.

Top-Level Professionals View 40-Hour Work Week As Part-Time: Report

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

Over the last thirty years, the majority of Americans have started working longer hours while earning less, according to a recent report by the Center...

Why The Four-Day Work Week Could Be Good For The Environment

Think Progress | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The traditional 40-hour workweek is composed of five eight-hour days instead of four ten-hour days. But the historical reasons for that are fairly arb...