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Is a 4-day workweek coming? What to know about latest attempt at federal law in Congress

Posted on AllSides March 17th, 2023
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Eduardo Munoz, AP

Progressive Democrats are renewing a push to make four-day workweeks federal law, with lead sponsor Rep. Mark Takano of California saying the change will give Americans more time "to live, play, and enjoy life more fully outside of work."

Takano introduced a bill earlier this month that would reduce the standard workweek from 40 hours to 32, effectively ending the traditional five-day cycle. 

The legislation follows a shift in workplace trends after the COVID-19 pandemic influenced conversations about what the future of work may look like. 

"Workers across the nation are collectively reimagining...

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