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Swedish Town Testing Full Pay for 30-Hour Week

Gothenburg is apparently the place to be

(Newser) - If you could be anywhere in the world right now, Gothenburg, Sweden, may be the perfect place. That's because the town's government is initiating a pretty appealing sounding experiment: testing a 30-hour workweek, in which workers will be paid as if they're working full-time. The hope is... More »

Eurozone Wants Greeks to Work 6 Days a Week

Demand likely to draw yet more resistance to austerity measures

(Newser) - If Greece's eurozone creditors have their way, a lot of people may be coming in to work on Sundays. In a leaked letter sent to Athens last week, the European Commission, European Central Bank, and IMF demanded that Greece "increase flexibility of work schedules" by allowing employers in... More »

It's Time to End the 60-Hour Workweek

40 hours provides maximum productivity: Geoffrey James

(Newser) - Putting in a 60-hour workweek may look impressive—but it's probably not helping the company, or you. Plenty of studies back this up, writes Geoffrey James at Time , who points to a turn-of-the-20th-century analysis by Ford Motor Company that concluded the most productive number of weekly hours for workers... More »

It's Official: The 4-Day Week Works

Utah shows economic, environmental, and health benefits from new scheme

(Newser) - A year ago, Utah’s governor instituted a 4-day, 10-hour-a-day workweek for some 17,000 state employees—and the results so far show big benefits, GOOD reports:
  • Closed offices on Fridays have cut energy use by 13% and reduced the state’s carbon footprint by some 6,000 metric tons—
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Dems Join GOP in Wishing for Long Weekends

Five-day slate leaves little time to spend in district, on campaign

(Newser) - After Republicans were mocked for complaining about the five-day workweek instituted in the House, some Democrats now say they wouldn't mind a long weekend, either. New members in particular find it tough to stay in touch with constituents with little time at home, Politico reports. "Next year, members will... More »

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