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Unions in the UK have been talking about the 4-day week for some time, and now American unions are starting to take notice, Alexia Fernández Campbell reports in Vox.

Now labor unions are making the case for even less work: dropping days worked down to four.

That’s one of the changes unions are proposing as part of their vision for the future of work, which is outlined in a report to be released Friday by the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of labor unions in the US….

As technology makes workers more productive, unions argue, why not give them three-day weekends? Not 40 hours compressed into four days. Labor unions are proposing a 32-hour workweek, with employees earning no less than they did before. …


Smart companies are shortening hours and rediscovering an ancient idea.

This sounds crazy, but companies in Europe and America are doing it. …

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Alex Soojung-Kim Pang PhD

Author of REST: WHY YOU GET MORE DONE WITH YOU WORK LESS (http://www.deliberate.rest) and THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION (http://www.distractionaddiction.com).

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