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40 Hour Work Week

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...