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Work Sharing

Arthur Delaney

Why Isn't Every Monday Like Labor Day? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

For nearly two years, Tom Allen clocked into his job at a defense hardware plant in Lansing, Mich. in the afternoon to start a 12-hour shift, usually ...

Why Sharing Work Makes Sense In Today's Economy

Sara Rix | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

Work sharing has obvious benefits for the workers who would otherwise have been laid off: they aren't forced to look for work in a weak labor market; they maintain their skills; and they suffer relatively little lost income. They might even use their downtime to acquire new skills. Employers benefit, too.

Arthur Delaney

Bipartisan Layoff Prevention Policy Gains Ground | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Ohio lawmakers are poised to make it easier for struggling state businesses to reduce workers' hours instead of firing them. New legislation will ...

We Work Too Hard

David Vognar | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business
David Vognar

It would behoove us to remember that slow and steady often wins the race, just as a more balanced approach to work life can be more beneficial than the helter-skelter mindset of our cut-throat labor market.

Dan Froomkin

AMERICA NEEDS JOBS Sharing The Pain Of Layoffs Means Losing Fewer Jobs | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(This is Idea No. 6 in Huffington Post's ongoing America Needs Jobs series; see the introduction.) Recessions are brutal on people -- and particularl...

Work-Sharing Could Limit Layoffs | Dean Baker and Kevin Hassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

European nations have had great success in spreading the pain among workers and offsetting the lost wages with government credits. The U.S. should do ...